Concerns from the community regarding drug activity and other anti-social behaviour has lead the RCIPS to organize a joint operation in the Kaibo and Rum Point area of North Side, which took place yesterday, Sunday 30 August.
Officers from various units including the K-9 Unit, Air Operations Unit, Firearms Response Unit, Community Policing Unit, and Operational Support Unit as well as officers from the Cayman Islands Coast Guard, all came out to support the uniform branch of the Eastern Districts to conduct searches on vessels as well as in the surrounding area. The heavy police and support presence also served to disrupt drug use and other anti-social behaviour, including loud music and traffic offenses such as DUI and speeding.
“Members of the community expressed concerns to the police about an increased presence of loud music, drug usage and other nuisances in this area, especially on Sundays and in particularly after the softening of the Covid-19 restrictions,” says Inspector Fernando Soto, Area Commander for the Eastern Districts. “The operation was successful as we were able to disrupt a number of illegal activities resulting in a few arrests. As part of our ongoing efforts to reduce the incidence of crime and ensure the safety and well-being of the community we will conducting operations on an ongoing basis.”
The operation resulted in three drug-related arrests being made throughout the time period that officers were present, and drug related searches in two other districts. All parties have been bailed to return pending further investigations.