(CMR) Three Jamaicans have been arrested by the Joint Marine Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) on Friday.
After a short chase operation, they were observed by the Air Operations Unit who noticed that the men where throwing packages overboard.
A search of the area was conducted and several packages containing ganja were recovered. During a search of the packages, a .38 caliber revolver handgun and 49 rounds of .38 caliber ammunition was found.
According to the RCIPS, the estimated total weight of the packages is 250lbs, with a minimum street value of $650CI/lb, making the estimated value of the confiscated drugs around $162,500CI.
The men, aged 58, 41 and 37 were arrested and charged with being concerned in the importation of ganja and possession of ganja with intent to supply and are appearing in court on March 5.
Photos: Provided by RCIPS from the operation.