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Stolen police boat found in Honduras yet to be returned to Jamaica

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 3:22 PM

The stolen Jamaica Constabulary Force boat that was found in Honduras some three weeks ago is yet to be returned to the island.

The police boat was found without its engines weeks after it was stolen from a dock in Negril, Westmoreland.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the Easter Holidays have delayed plans to return the vessel but the police are still in dialogue to have the boat back as soon as possible.

Blake also said the engines were the only parts that were removed from the boat.

 

Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake

The Deputy Commissioner says the Jamaican police are in contact with Honduran investigators as they are still trying to find out who stole the boat.

The vessel was one of 10 boats that the US government gave 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.