On Saturday, 6 August, RCIPS officers had cause to stop a vehicle while conducting a proactive operation in the vicinity of Batabano Road, West Bay. As the vehicle stopped, officers observed one of the occupants throw a package from the vehicle, which was found to contain suspected ganja.
All four occupants were arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja.
Officers established that three of the occupants, ages 27, 29, and 29, are Jamaican nationals, on island illegally. The three were additionally arrested on suspicion of illegal landing. The fourth man, age 34, is a work permit holder, and also a Jamaican national.
One of the men, Neville Peter Butler, age 27 of Jamaica, is wanted for murder by the Jamaican authorities. He is also believed to have been the man who fled the scene on 8 July, during the arrest of Rudolph Almando Shaw.
Law enforcement partners in Jamaica have been notified, and all four men remain in custody as investigations continue. The RCIPS is working closely with the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control (CBC) and Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) in relation to this matter.