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Security Ministry and clergy to sign MOU on taking in criminals

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2016 | 9:03 AM
According to Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, the existing MOU is outdated and he wants to ensuring that the process of dealing with wanted persons, weapons and ammunition covers issues faced by all concerned.

The Ministry of National Security is to sign an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with members of the clergy for procedures to follow when taking persons of interest to the police.

Justices of the Peace will also be a part of the formal arrangement.‎

According to Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, the existing MOU is outdated and he wants to ensuring that the process of dealing with wanted persons, weapons and ammunition covers issues faced by all concerned.

In an interview with JIS News, Montague said the church had an input in the drafting of the document, and that the Ministry's legal team has finalised it's work.

A date is to be arranged between the signing parties.

The development follows the conviction of popular pastor Reverend Al Miller after then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was found in his company in 2010.

Miller said he was taking Coke to the US Embassy in Kingston to surrender there.