Just after 5AM on Thursday, 21 May, police officers were on patrol when they came upon a 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 Thursday 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 the 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. He appeared in court today Monday 25 May via video link and was remanded in custody until 8 June.