CBC and RCIPS Joint Operation Results in Arrest of Four Persons for Customs and Illegal Drug Importation Offences
On Thursday 7 July, Customs and Border Control (CBC) Officers assisted by the RCIPS, carried out an operation at the CBC transit shed (warehouse) located on Owen Roberts Drive, George Town. The joint operation resulted in the recovery of a significant amount of ganja (vegetable matter resembling ganja) and four persons arrested.
The operation commenced with CBC Officers securing cargo of interest which was imported on Wednesday, 6 July. Following this, a joint operation with RCIPS officers resulted in the inspection of the cargo. During the process of inspection, the CBC K-9 made an indication on a particular pallet of goods, the contents which was closely inspected. From the inspection, several large packages of ganja was recovered and each package contained smaller packets. The suspect drugs were subsequently seized and secured.
Four men were arrested in relation to the operation. Three of the men, ages 23 and 52 of George Town, and one age 27 of West Bay, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned with the importation of ganja. A fourth man, age 30 of George Town, was arrested in relation to CBC revenue related offences and on suspicion of being concerned in the importation of ganja.
All four men are currently on bail while investigations continue.