We have for too long shied away from solutions thatbring parrallel inconvenience. Someone has convincedus that progress and development is not difficult and that they should not take us out of our comfort zonesof fantasy! Who hath brainwashed you Jamaica? Hence,solutions that require us to give up our fantasies areoften rejected. But if the flow of illegal guns is tocease a change of heart and mind is vital.
HOW ILLEGAL GUNS AND AMMUNITION ENTER JAMAICA
It is no mystery how the illegal guns and ammunitionenter Jamaica. Let us list the options which areavailable:1. Barrels shipped by means of shipping companies;2. Air freight cargo;3. In commercial goods and equipment;4. Mail parcels and packages;5. Luggage carried by airline passengers;6. Illegal boats and ganga airplanes;7. Clandestine security agencies of foreigngovernments.8. From rogue cops and soldiers who have infiltratedthe security forces.
STRATEGY NUMBER ONE; CUTTING OFF THE GUN RUNNING BOATSCREATE A WEB BASED COMPUTERIZED LIST OF ALL BOATS
First, if it has not been done already, allmotorized boat owners should be registered with amonitoring agency and placed where the list can beaccessed through a password secured procedure, bysecurity officers. A government web site would beideal.
USE A VISIBLE LETTER CODE PAINTED ON EVERY BOAT
These boats should be identified by a lettering ornumber code painted in large block letters on bothsides and visible from hundreds of feet away.
SOLDIERS AND POLICE TO MAN THE PATROL BOATS
We should deploy troops from Up Park Camp permanentlyto help monitor those parts of the coast line whichare susceptible to illegal intrusions from the sea.These troops would have at their disposal, sufficientmotorized boats capable of patrolling the entirecoastline, powerful binnoculars, walkie talkies forcommunication, loud speakers and should have localpolice officers on board so arrests can be made whennecessary. This would create an impenetrable curtainfor gun smugglers if we had one boat for every 20miles of coast line. This would take ten boats for thesouthcoast which is approximately 200 miles long.
A MOBILE LAND FORCE TO BACK UP THE PATROL BOATS
This would be necessary to interdict any smugglers whoescaped the patrol boats.
CONTACT ALL COMPANIES WHO SHIP GOODS TO JAMAICA
Identify all the companies who shipbarrels into the island and write them a letterdemanding to be educated on the steps they take toensure that barrels which they ship are free from gunsand ammunition and other illegal contraband. Can youimagine these companies know how drastic the crimesituation is on the island and they have no procedurein place to ensure that illegal goods are not packedin the barrels? Ridiculous!
SHIPPING COMPANIES SHOULD BE FINED WHEN ILLEGAL GOODSARE FOUND IN THEIR CONTAINERS.
Here are the addresses of some of the barrel companies:
112-37 Guy Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11433800
640-1463 or 718-523-5099 email email@example.com.
118-40 Montauk Street
St. Albans, New York, 11412718-341-29003.
608 Nostrand, Brooklyn NY 11216718-493-7118
718-227-7357 or 718-847-69394
Deans Overseas Shipping
217-21 Merrick Blvd., Laurelton, NY 11423718-525-3375
Parks International Shipping
3010 Eastchester Rd., Bronx, NY 10469718-671-20006
1124-28 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203718-451-3617-9
or 800-416-4624 firstname.lastname@example.org
D & L Freight Systems
925 Market Street
Paterson NJ 07513
Reliable Overseas Shipping & Trading
239 - 241 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213718-771-16009
Boston Shipping & Travel Enterprise Inc
506 Decatur Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233718
443 6400 or 877 362 802210
427A 10th Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07514973
925 1300 or 973 332 7738