Just after 6:20AM on Saturday morning, 14 September, the Joint Marine Unit along with the Air Operations Unit were conducting maritime boarder patrols on the northeast coast of Grand Cayman, on board the Motor Vessel M.Luke when they came across a vessell with two men onboard.
The captain of the vessel caught sight of the MV M.Luke and proceeded to speed off in the opposite direction. This aroused the suspicion of the officer who then followed the vessell with emergency lights and sirens. The vessell was stopped shortly after and searched by the officers present.
During the search of the vessell 8 large bags filled with packages containing ganja were located. The estimated weight is of over 400lbs which is believed to have a street value of $400,000 CI.
Both men, age 34 of West Bay and age 35 of George Town were arrested on suspicion of importation of ganja and other related offenses.
The men remain police in custody pending further investigations.