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Stolen police boat found in Honduras without engines

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 2:04 PM
In this October 12, 2015 file photo, boats that were handed over to the Jamaican Government by the United States are on display at the Office of the Police Commissioner on Old Hope Road in St Andrew.

The police boat that was stolen from a dock in Negril, Westmoreland three weeks ago has been found in the Central American country of Honduras.

Deputy commissioner of police Clifford Blake told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre this morning that the two engines were removed from the vessel, but the police are not sure if they are useful.


Deputy commissioner of police in charge of Operations Clifford Blake

When the boat went missing on February 11, a reward of half-a-million dollars was offered by the police in exchange for information leading to its recovery.

The vessel was one of 10 boats that the US government gifted to Jamaica's marine police last October to boost their crime fighting efforts at sea and track down those plying the illicit guns for drugs trade between Jamaica and Haiti.

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