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Canada police helping Jamaica with hijack probe

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2009 | 8:46 AM

Canadian authorities are helping Jamaican police investigators probing Sunday night’s hijacking of a CanJet chartered flight in Montego Bay St James.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been talking with the crew members who were held hostage in an eight hour stand-off aboard the Canadian-bound flight.

The Gleaner/Power 106 News understands that the Canadian police have interviewed all the crew members.

They will not be giving any public statement but the information gathered by the Canadian police is reportedly being shared with the Jamaican authorities.

The Canadian police have offered counselling to all of the passengers.

It has also been reported that the team that stormed the plane to curtail the hijacking, was trained by the Canadian Special Operations Forces.

No member of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment was present at the scene on Sunday night.

However a Jamaican-based unit has been working on counter-terrorism techniques with the Jamaican Defence Force (JDF).

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