(CMR) Two men have been charged with cocaine importation after their vessel was intercepted off the coast of Grand Cayman.
Just after 11:00 pm on Sunday, 21 November, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit together with Cayman Islands Coast Guard were conducting border security, and had cause to stop and search a vessel that was approximately 31 Nautical Miles south of Grand Cayman.
During the search of the vessel, a number of packages believed to be cocaine were found and seized. The two males on board the vessel, ages 31 and 30, both of Bodden Town, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the importation of cocaine. The arrested men and the vessel were taken to Grand Cayman.
On Tuesday, 23 November, following further investigation, the two men were jointly charged with Illicit Trafficking and Being Concerned in the Importation of Cocaine contrary to the Misuse of Drugs Act (2017 Revision). The 31-year-old man was further charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition) contrary to the Firearms Act (2008 Revision).
Both men appeared before the Summary Court today, Wednesday, 24 November, and were remanded in custody pending a further appearance.