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Customs shells out near $.5m on required leave from 2014 to May 2018

Cayman’s Customs Department shelled out a little over $400,000 over the last four years to pay employees sent on required leave.
Nearly $50,000 of that total was paid out up to May this year to three employees currently under investigation for alleged involvement in criminal activity.
Those figures were contained in a document released to Cayman 27 following a Freedom of Information request.

Between 2014 and May 2018 five Customs employees were investigated since this FOI request two more Customs officers were arrested. Out of those seven employees, 2 are no longer in the department, the total now stands at 5 employees under investigation by our count.
The nature of these investigations vary, 5 are for alleged criminal activity, 1 was a disciplinary matter and 1 was in the public interest.
The status of those investigations: 2 Customs personnel are no longer with the department. One of these officers I can confirm was fired earlier this year.

To read the full FOI click the link: Reshma Ragoonath – Customs FOI Request (1)

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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 16 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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