U.S. to give Jamaica seaport security funds
The U.S. has agreed to give the government of Jamaica more the $500,000 to bolster its seaports against drug traffickers, money launderers and other international criminals.
U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Brenda LaGrange Johnson signed a letter of agreement with Jamaica Minister of National Security Peter Phillips on Friday that pledges $529,000 to help secure Jamaican territory from exploitation by drug producers and traffickers, a statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica said.
Officials said the money would be targeted primarily toward maritime interdiction efforts.