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Government to buy used cars for police

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 3:15 PM

Security Minister Robert Montague says  the government will be importing used cars to boost the mobile capacity of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Westmoreland yesterday, Montague said the money to buy the used motor cars, popularly known as ‘deportees’ will be allocated in the next budget.

Montague also said the used cars will be purchased in an effort to capitalise on the limited financial resources available to purchase vehicles for the force. 

He said instead of purchasing 100 new vehicles, the ministry will be able to buy 400 used cars for the same price.

Montague also said the used vehicles should be able to serve the force for at least three years.