Police have now received and registered six charges against a second man in relation to a drug interdiction incident that took place on 21 May 2020 in the area of Spotts Beach on Shamrock Road. The charges being presented to the court in relation to the matter are as follows:
• 2 Counts of Possession of an unlicensed Firearm.
• Possession of an unlicensed Firearm (ammunitions).
• Being concerned in the importation of Ganja.
• Being concerned in the possession of Ganja with the intent to supply.
• Illegal landing (Knowingly assisted).
A 50-year-old-man of George Town was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday 2 March to answer these charges.
Just after 5AM on Thursday, 21 May 2020, police officers were on patrol when they came upon a Jamaican style canoe in the Spotts Beach area of Shamrock Road. A search of the location was conducted and several packages were located and seized by police.
The packages contained suspected ganja and two handguns, along with live rounds of ammunition.
The police immediately initiated a search for the crew of the vessel that was found, which had apparently landed illegally. Just after 11AM that morning, a 46-year-old man from Jamaica was located and arrested on suspicion of illegal landing, importation of an unlicensed firearm and other firearm related offenses, as well as being concerned in the importation of ganja and other drug related offenses.
On Saturday, 23 May, the Jamaican National arrested in relation to this incident was formally charged for 2 Counts of Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, Possession of Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition), Being Concerned in the Importation of Ganja, Being Concerning in the Supply of Ganja and Landing in the Cayman Islands without Specific Permission by an Officer.