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Two Jamaicans arrested in Cayman for attempting to import cocaine

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 11:47 AM

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC):
The police in the Cayman Islands have arrested two Jamaicans after they were in possession of cocaine at the Owen Roberts International Airport last weekend.

The police report that they arrested a 25 year old Jamaican man for the importation of cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to supply.

A 59 year old Jamaican woman, who is a work permit holder, was also arrested for the importation of the drug.

According to the police, the man arrived on a Cayman Airways flight from Jamaica last week and the cocaine was found when his luggage was X-rayed and searched, the drugs were discovered.

Officials did not say whether or not the woman, who  lives here, had arrived on the same flight or the nature of her connection to the man.

However, Assistant Collector of Customs Gidget Powell, who has responsibility for the Customs Airport Section, confirmed that the two arrests were related.

The police say investigations are currently ongoing by the Customs Narcotics Enforcement Team.