A second Customs Officer is arrested for allegedly conspiring to import ganja into the Cayman Islands.
This morning (18 May) the Customs Department announced the arrest of the male officer in a brief media statement.
According to the statement, the officer was arrested last night (17 May.)
This arrest comes on the heels of the arrest of a female Customs officer and a Cayman Airways employee on Monday (14 May.)
Both incidents, according to the statement, are connected.
“The Customs Narcotics Enforcement Team continues its investigation into the conspiracy to import ganja into the country, and other related Customs offences,” the statement read.
Deputy Collector of Customs Jeff Jackson, who is responsible for the Customs Border Protection Portfolio, says officers will continue their probe into allegations of criminal and administrative misconduct.
“As stated so often before, the overwhelming majority of our staff work hard and make sacrifices every day to keep our country safe from threats to our national security, and this latest arrest of another Customs Officer should not in any way negatively reflect on the integrity, commitment and dedication of those hardworking staff,” said Mr. Jackson.
These arrests follow the arrest of another Cayman Airways employee and another person in Maimi last month.
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