Public urged to assist Marine police tackle gun, drug trade
The Marine Police says it will continue its aggressive pursuit of criminals who use the nation’s territorial waters to trade guns and drugs.
Commanding Officer for the Marine Division Superintendent Terrence Sancko is urging persons with information that can assist the police to come forward.
Sancko’s comments follow the arrest of two men who the police say were caught attempting to attach a canister containing approximately 100lb of ganja to a vessel in the Kingston Harbour yesterday.
24-year-old Dave Copeland, otherwise called Cash Money and 26-year-old Kishane Thompson, also known as Shane, both fishermen from Port Henderson, St Catherine are scheduled to appear in court next week on drug charges.
The Marine Police chief acknowledged that the areas in and around the nation’s harbours have long been considered a safe haven for the trafficking of firearms, ammunition and drugs, but warns that his division has been beefed up to go after the persons behind these activities.
He says with the formation of the Portmore Causeway Fishing Village Marine Outpost, the police will increase the number of harbour patrols and search operations in the Kingston Harbour.
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