The Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) announces the seizure, on the 29th of August, of approximately two (2) pounds of Methamphetamine also known as “Crystal Meth”.
A courier parcel documented as containing clothes was selected by CBC Officers for examination. Upon examination, a suspicious substance was found. Presumptive / field testing was carried out and indicated the presence of Methamphetamine which is a controlled drug in the Cayman Islands. The substance was then analyzed at the Health Services Authority’s (HSA) Forensic Laboratory where the results were confirmed.
Following the continuing trend of drug importation by drug dealers and the responding efforts and seizures made by CBC, the Director of CBC Mr. Charles Clifford praised his officers. He remarked, “Yet again, CBC Officers at the controls are to be commended for their vigilance and continuing perseverance. This seizure is yet another indication that there is an increased demand for hard drugs in the Cayman Islands.”
Methamphetamine is a dangerous substance and very addictive. The consumption of this drug can also be fatal. In commenting on the dangers of consuming drugs, Mr. Clifford reiterates a warning that he had previously issued stating, “The deadly drug Fentanyl is often mixed with other drugs such as Cocaine, Heroin and Crystal Meth so drug users are often unaware of the cocktail of drugs that they are purchasing and consuming. This has proven fatal in many cases in other jurisdictions and I fear that it is just a matter of time before we experience this in Cayman.”
The circumstances surrounding the importation of this controlled substance is being investigated by the CBC Investigations Section.