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Bunting visits Cuba, seeks assistance to fight drug/arms trade

Published:Friday | July 19, 2013 | 9:16 AM

Jamaica could get assistance from Cuba to enhance its canine capability to combat illicit drug trafficking and the illicit arms trade.



The national security ministry says it is one of the areas for improvement being looked at as the countries explore possible renewal of their Maritime and Police Cooperation Agreements.



National Security Minister, Peter Bunting recently returned from a three day official visit to Cuba where he met with top security officials to explore the possible renewal of the agreements which expire in September 2013.



The agreements speak to efforts by the countries to address the illicit trade in small arms and drugs and trafficking in other forms of organised crimes.



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