Police in Cayman seize gun allegedly linked to killings in Jamaica
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) – Cayman Islands’ Police Commissioner, Derek Byrne says members of the police force recently seized a firearm that was reportedly used in at least five murders in Jamaica.
Speaking with reporters, Byrne, who will be leaving the post in less than a week, said one of the many enhancements he has presided over during the last seven years was the development of ballistics, and based on this, the territory is now a regional hub for firearms forensics.
Since he took over the reins of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, Byrne has presided over the most significant budgets in its history, adding that the enhancements of the service led to significant successes, such as connecting the gun police seized with the five killings in Jamaica dating back to 2019.
He said the weapon, which somehow made its way to the Cayman Islands, is now part of a major investigation.
Indicating that the relationship with Jamaica remains very important, the police commissioner said many of the guns found in the Cayman have Jamaican origins. He also highlighted Jamaica as a source for most marijuana and other drug shipments.