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Jamaica and Honduras discuss illegal fishing and the smuggling of weapons and drugs. Recent clash involved fishermen and gunboat

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Jamaica's top security officials are meeting with their counterparts in Honduras to discuss ways of battling illegal fishing and the smuggling of weapons and drugs.

A Jamaican government statement says matters to be discussed include illegal fishing in Jamaica's economic exclusion zone.

Earlier this year, Honduras' navy commander accused the Jamaican coast guard of using excessive force trying to stop a Honduran boat in lobster- and conch-rich waters of Jamaica's Pedro Cays. The boat's captain was fatally shot and two crewmen were wounded.


Original source: Associated Press