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Three arrested for drug smuggling

Owen Roberts International Airport.

Three people were arrested Friday after police smashed a drug smuggling gang allegedly trying to take cocaine and ganja to Cayman Brac.

A man and a woman were arrested at Owen Roberts Airport as they tried to fly to the Sister Island.

Customs officers then searched a house in West Bay and recovered ganja, scales and other drug related items. A third person was also arrested.

A Customs spokesman said: “On Friday evening an operation by Customs Officers at the Owen Roberts International Airport resulted in the arrest of two departing passengers on suspicion of a number of drug offences including possession of cocaine and ganja with intent to supply. The two passengers, a male and a female, were destined for Cayman Brac when they were arrested.

“In a follow up operation by Customs Officers, the search of a residence in West Bay resulted in the arrest of a male on suspicion of possession of ganja following the recovery of ganja, weighing scales and other utensils from the residence.

“All three suspects are Caymanian. The two suspects arrested at the airport remain in custody while the male who was arrested at his residence in West Bay was granted bail. Investigations are continuing.”

About Paul Kennedy

During a career that spans almost three decades, Paul has covered some of the biggest stories in the world for regional and national newspapers. A multi-award winning journalist and published author, he has worked for the past six years producing television news and documentaries in Cayman. Paul is also the host of a weekly football show. His dream story is to find a dog that can play piano.

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