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UPDATED: New MOU between JCF, Jamaica Customs to help stem gun, drugs flow

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 1:20 PM
From left: Commissioner of Customs Major Richard Reese, Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant, and National Security Minister Robert Montague share a light moment at a press conference today.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and The Jamaica Customs Agency this morning signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stop the flow of illegal guns and drugs into Jamaica.

The signing took place at the Ministry of National Security in Kingston by National Security Minister Robert Montague and Commissioner of Jamaica Customs Major Richard Reese.

Montague said the new MOU will provide more protection along Jamaica's southern and north-eastern coast.

The Jamaica customs agency said it will be donating equipment to the JCF marine division to increase their crime fighting efforts at sea.

 

National Security Minister Robert Montague

Under the memorandum, the JCF and Jamaica Customs will jointly establish marine bases at the Rocky Point, Clarendon, James Bond Beach, Oracabessa, St Mary and Little Ochi, Manchester.

Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant, stressed that the MOU represents yet another step in ensuring the security of Jamaica’s borders.