(CMR) A gun seized in the Cayman Islands has been connected to at least five murders in Jamaica, outgoing Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne has revealed.
Commissioner Byrne, who was speaking to reporters last Wednesday highlighted that the RCIPS has developed its capacity for ballistic testing over the years, making Cayman a regional hub for firearm forensics.
Firearm-related incidents, especially robberies, have become a significant concern in the Cayman community. On Friday, a man was gunned down in broad daylight while holding his toddler in his arms.
It is believed that many of the guns used in crimes in the Cayman Islands are being carried in by persons who land illegally. Just recently, two men arrested for drugs were found to have landed unlawfully.
It is also known that criminals have fled Jamaica to the Cayman Islands to avoid prosecution. Earlier this year, a woman wanted for murder was arrested here. At least two other fugitives wanted for serious crimes were arrested in Cayman.