Update, (16 September):
The men, age 34 of West Bay and 33 of George Town, who were arrested following a drug interdiction on Saturday morning, 14 September, have both been formally charged with Importation of Ganja and Possession of Ganja with Intent to Supply.
The men appeared in court this morning, 16 September and were remanded until 1 October.
Initial Release (14 September):
Just after 6:20AM this morning, Saturday 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 33 of George Town were arrested on suspicion of importation of ganja and other related offenses.
The men remain police in custody pending further investigations.
Correction: The George Town man arrested in this incident was initially said to have been 35 years old. He is 33.