The Jamaica Constabulary is reporting another major gun and ammunition find, once again coming through the ports.
According to the Police, 19 firearms, including six high powered rifles, and just over 470 assorted rounds of ammunition have been seized.
The police reported that the find was made at the wharf in St James on Monday, January 12th. We congratulate the police on the find, even as we are left wondering about the investigative techniques the police continue to use in trying to root out those responsible?
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They say a major multi-agency investigation is now underway as investigators seek to identify the individuals responsible.
However, we are left wondering at the wisdom of revealing the find when the investigations are still underway?
It seems that announcing the find and subsequent investigations, helps those responsible to take cover, rather than it helps the investigations.
The Jamaican Government must demand that the United States Administration takes the influx of guns into Jamaica as seriously as the United States took Ganga arriving in the United States from as far back as the 1980s.
The American Government was not shy about seizing Ar-Jamaica planes on which Ganga was found. Those planes were not released to Air Jamaica until the humungous fines the Americans levied were paid.
No country, Jamaica included, should surrender its dignity on the altar of expediency, or affiliations. Jamaica must demand to be treated like a sovereign nation, the lack of size or the fact that Jamaica borrows like other actions do not mean surrendering its autonomy.
The American Government is no more responsible for the guns entering Jamaica, than Jamaica was for the Ganga entering the United States.
Notwithstanding, the National airline, and, by extension, the Jamaican taxpayers paid a hefty price; those fines no doubt [helped] force the airline into its demise.