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Marine police promise more sea patrols

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2013 | 11:30 AM

The Marine police say it will continue its aggressive pursuit of criminals who use the nation’s territorial waters to trade guns and drugs following the arrest of two men caught attempting smuggle narcotics on a ship in the Kingston Harbour.

Commanding Officer for the Marine Division, Superintendent Terrence Sancko, is urging persons with information that can assist the police to come forward.

Twenty-four-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 after they were caught attempting to attach a canister containing approximately 100 pounds of ganja to a vessel in the Kingston Harbour yesterday.

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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