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CARICOM Crime Gun Intelligence Unit Launched

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On November 14, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), in partnership with United States’ law enforcement agencies, launched the CARICOM Crime Gun Intelligence Unit (CCGIU).

The launch was attended by the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds, Minister of National Security; Mr. Shante Moore, Chargé d’Affaires, United States Embassy Port of Spain; Members of the Diplomatic Missions, and Heads of national law enforcement agencies, regional and international security agencies.

The CCGIU will assist regional law enforcement authorities in criminal investigations involving firearms, by utilizing modern intelligence tools and technology.

The Unit will facilitate collaboration and cooperation among regional and international law enforcement agencies including CARICOM IMPACS and United States’ agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and INTERPOL.

The CCGIU is located at the CARICOM IMPACS’ Port of Spain headquarters and will work with IMPACS’ Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre (RIFC) and Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC) to provide intelligence analysis on illicit firearms and ammunition.

The Unit will support law enforcement agencies in Member States in the seizure of firearms, related parts, and components as well as in identifying, charging, and prosecuting co-conspirators.

The Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) at its 24th Meeting in Jamaica on October 6, 2022, endorsed the establishment of the CARICOM Crime Gun Intelligence Unit (CCGIU) by CARICOM IMPACS, as a critical tool to assist CARICOM Member States in investigating and prosecuting firearm related crimes.

SOURCE: U.S. Embassy Bridgetown. Headline photo:(From left) Mr. Shante Moore, Charge d’ Affairés, US Embassy Port of Spain, Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds, and Lt. Col Michael Jones Executive Director, CARICOM IMPACS cutting the ribbon.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Here is the first case. Find the person who shipped the firearm inside the fridge. That’s as easy as it gets. It doesn’t take genius level thinking to solve. If we can’t solve it, just pack everything up.

  2. Where are the paid authorities who are charged with the responsibility to ensure that students have a positive experience at SALCC. As student nurses our experiences within the department of nursing can be safely classified as a tragedy. The administration of that department is only financially oriented . The monopoly of nursing education at SALCC is a disaster. Our emotional and mental abuse is taken for granted by the administration of SALCC. As women we need help. Can someone please assist. Please.

  3. You can form all what you all want fact remains that the guns are already here and are being used with out fear so either you all hide behind the criminals or behind the police.

  4. Eventually the citizens will have to start paying ransom to the criminals because the system is fighting against law enforcement just watch and see .

  5. Extortion is the order of the day by criminal gangs, especially in Jamaica 🇯🇲 and 🇭🇹 Haiti.

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