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Customs agency gets boats from JCF

Published:Friday | April 8, 2016 | 4:48 AM
In this file photo Marine police are seen policing Jamaica's coastline.

The Jamaica Customs Agency has acquired three boats from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to assist in the protection of the nation’s borders.

Commissioner of Customs, Major Richard Reese says the vessels are currently being refurbished and fitted with engines.

He says once the refurbishing work is completed the agency will have a total of four small boats to do surveillance within the ports.

The Commissioner says the three vessels will be deployed to Black River wharf, Port Antonio and the Kingston harbour.

He says the partnership with the JCF will ensure that the agency is effectively able to address risk management, particularly at sea.