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Published 11th December 2012, 9:14am

The Premier of the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush (57), has been arrested and is currently detained in police custody in connection with a number of ongoing police investigations. 

Officers from the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit arrested Mr. Bush at around 7.00 am this morning (Tuesday 11 December 2012) at his home in West Bay. 

Mr. Bush has been arrested on suspicion of 

·         Theft,  in connection with financial irregularities relating to the alleged misuse of a Government credit card, and

 ·         Breach of trust, Abuse of office and Conflict of interest, contrary to S13, S17 and S19 of the Anti-Corruption Law 2008 respectively, in connection with the alleged importation of explosive substances without valid permits on or before February 2012.

It would be inappropriate for the RCIPS to make any further comment in relation to these matters at this time. Further updates will be made available in due course.