(CMR) Two men were arrested, and approximately 770 pounds of ganja seized after the Air Operations Unit interrupted the meeting of two vessels off the coast of Grand Cayman on Monday.
The police reported that at about 2:20 pm, the Air Operations Unit was conducting security patrols when they came across two vessels appearing to meet up approximately 30 miles off the coast of Grand Cayman.
As the police helicopter approached, the two vessels separated at speed. One of the vessels set off in the direction of Jamaica and was observed discarding several packages. The other vessel set a course for Grand Cayman.
The Cayman Islands Coast Guard was directed by the AOU to the location of the packages and recovered 22 packages containing approximately 770 pounds of ganja.
That same evening, police detained a vessel and arrested two local men aged 32 of East End and 27 of North Side. The men have now been released on police bail as the investigation continues.