Saint Lucia Police Chief Elected To Executive Of Regional Body

Saint Lucia’s Police Commissioner Severin Moncherry has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police.

Moncherry was elected on Friday as the association wrapped up its annual general meeting in the Cayman Islands.

Representatives of the 25-nation group met this week to improve policing in response to new threats from cross-border crime.

FBI Agent, Scott Rottman was quoted by the Cayman Compass as telling the opening session of the meeting that as drug shipments from South America move North, they are broken down into smaller quantities which are more difficult to track.

With the discovery of secret laboratories in the Dominican Republic, he warned of a growing threat in the Caribbean from illegal opioids such as fentanyl, the Cayman Compass reported.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine, according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).






    As part of a regional policing body, your Commissioner was only elected as ‘…Secretary/Treasurer.’

    That is not even the critical issue in this news report.

    It speaks to something more fundamental than the obvious ‘…emotions detected in some commentaries.’

    The issue identified was that of ‘…Cross-border crime’ that threatens national security and the people of these nations.

    These are of grave concern to law enforcement heads in these ‘…tiny impoverished nations, that have been ‘…constantly scraping for resources to keep up with criminal elements in, ‘…St. Vincent and the Grenadines; …St. Kitts/Nevis; …St. Lucia; …Grenada; …Dominica; …Barbados; …Guyana; …Jamaica; …Trinidad and Tobago and the other British dependencies.’

    As far as crime and the movement of criminals are concerned, this is the bigger regional picture.

    For today, a criminal could pull off a fraudulent act at a St. Lucian Bank, or commit a robbery or murder, and today he is on a flight to St. Vincent.

    When regional criminals took flight, where are they likely to go, seek a haven or return, if non-nationals?

    Certainly, not Russia or China or the Middle East.

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