December 8, 2019

Customs arrest at Cayman Islands ORIA: Smuggling of ganja

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From The Cayman Islands Customs Department A Caymanian national was arrested on Sunday, 9th September at the Owen Roberts International Airport with approximately 9lbs of ganja. The 34-year-old male was arrested for suspicion of importation of ganja, possession of ganja, possession of ganja with intent to supply, as well as attempting to bribe a Customs […]

St Lucia minister admits border agency consultation process ‘flawed’ as Customs sick-out begins to bite

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By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News Now associate editor CASTRIES, St Lucia — In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, minister for the public service in the Office of the Prime Minister, Dr Ubaldus Raymond, has not only admitted that the consultation process for the establishment of the proposed new border control agency in Saint […]

Two arrested at Cayman Islands Owen Roberts International Airport

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From Cayman islands Customs Department 18th July 2018 The Assistant Collector of Customs in charge of the Customs Narcotics Enforcement Team has announced the arrests of two Cayman nationals at the Owen Roberts International Airport on Monday, 16th July for possession of ganja and being concerned in the possession of ganja.  Assistant Collector Tina Campbell […]

Cayman Islands Customs Officer and Cayman Airways employee arrested

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Cayman Islands Customs Department Press Release 14th May 2018 The Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has announced the arrest of a female Customs Officer and a Cayman Airways employee on suspicion of Conspiracy to Import Ganja into the Cayman Islands and other related offences. The Collector said that the arrest followed a joint Customs and […]

Senior Cayman Islands Customs Officer dismissed for gross misconduct

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From Cayman Islands Customs Department The Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has confirmed that a Senior Customs Officer has been dismissed, with immediate effect, as an employee of the Customs Department for gross misconduct. The misconduct occurred during an incident on 22 September 2017 both inside and outside of the Customs Headquarters and involved a […]

CORRECTED: Cayman Islands man charged with importation of cocaine, 17 November

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From RCIPS Mon 20 2017 (Corrected by RCIPS Mon 20 Nov) The man, aged 32 of Bodden Town, who was arrested on 2 June with two Venezuelans and and one Colombian during a police operation was  formally charged on Friday, 17 November with the following: Being Concerned in the Importation of Cocaine; and Conspiring to Import […]

Female Cayman Islands Senior Customs Officer placed on required leave

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From Cayman Islands Customs Department The Collector of Customs, Charles Clifford, has announced that a female Senior Customs Officer has been placed on required leave as a result of allegations of corruption being made against her. The allegations have been referred to the Anti-Corruption Commission for an independent investigation. Mr. Clifford confirmed that he advised […]

Update on American national arrested on firearms charges on Cayman Brac

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Further to the release about the arrest of an American national on multiple firearms charges, Customs Department officials have released the individual’s name as David Dean Meadors who is from Florida and is in the Cayman Islands as a visitor. He is in the process of building a house in Cayman Brac and was temporarily […]

American national arrested in Cayman Islands for firearm offences

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From Cayman Islands CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT The Customs Department has announced that on 07th July, 2017 Cayman Brac Customs Officers arrested a 52-year-old male American national for several firearm offences. During the inspection of a shipping container, a large quantity of ammunition was recovered amongst personal belongings. Cayman Brac Customs Officers along with officers from the […]

Cayman Islands Customs arrests more suspects: E-cigarettes a concern

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From CI Customs Department On 11th May 2017 Officers from the Customs Department arrested a 29 year old male Caymanian national for possession and importation of a liquid identified as a concentrated form of ganja (hash oil). Assistant Collector of Customs Tina Campbell who has responsibility for the Customs Narcotics Enforcement Team said that in […]