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January 24, 2013
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Three Jamaicans arrested in Cayman

André Williams, STAR Writer

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Marine Unit on Tuesday intercepted a boat carrying drugs and ammunition in East End, arresting three Jamaicans in the process, THE STAR has learnt.

According to www.compasscayman.com, at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Marine Unit officers were on patrol aboard the craft 'Niven D' in the waters off East End when they spotted a canoe inside the reef.

Police reports are that they immediately initiated a land, air and sea operation involving officers from the Eastern Districts, the Uniform Support Group and the RCIPS helicopter.

The police reportedly chased and arrested the three Jamaican nationals who had been on board the canoe.

THE STAR gathered that several rounds of ammunition and approximately 300 pounds (136.07 kilograms) of ganja were recovered.

The men, whose identities are being withheld, are in custody on suspicion of illegal entry and importation of ganja.

The boat was also seized by the Cayman police.

Acting Royal Cayman Islands Police Superintendent Richard Barrow was quoted as saying, "This operation clearly demonstrates how a well-coordinated air, land and sea response can be successful in stopping drugs and ammunition reaching the streets of the Cayman Islands and causing devastation in our communities."

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