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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-492

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 10, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Stowaway Found On An Inbound Cargo Ship

    Jamaican stowaway arrested with marijuana in the Port of Tampa.
    • Sunday
    • December 8, 2013
    • Time: 11:00 PM
    • 2001 Maritime Boulevard
    • Tampa


    Duwayne C. Hines
    DOB: 12/18/1989
    Address: Jamaica


    • Possession of Marijuana (felony)
    • Immigration Violation


    Just after 11 p.m., on December 08, 2013, HCSO deputies assigned to the Homeland Security Division - Port Security Squad assisted U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with a stowaway found on a inbound cargo ship with 3.7 pounds of marijuana.

    According to federal and local investigators, Duwayne Hines a Jamaican national, boarded the maritime cargo vessel "Dinkeldiep" while in a Jamaican port without permission.

    The ship's crew notified authorities after they found Hines hiding on the boat while at out at sea. CBP officials were waiting at the docks when the ship arrived at 2001 Maritime Blvd, berth 245 in the Port of Tampa.

    Deputies charged Hines with felony possession of marijuana and a immigration hold was issued by CBP. Hines is currently being held in the Hillsborough County Jail.

    (Photo of cargo ship courtesy of marinetraffic.com)

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