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)