Enhanced Marine Patrols



    CORNWALL, ON, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - Cornwall RCMP have undertaken to increase
their visibility in the area as a result of increased activity observed on the
local waterways and information concerning high speed boats operating at all
hours of the night on the St-Lawrence.
    The local detachment members will be assisted by the Marine Security
Enforcement Team (MSET) that will be operating from the Simmonds, a 17.7 meter
catamaran that is being used as a platform to launch smaller boats.
    MSET is a joint marine enforcement initiative involving the RCMP, the
Canadian Coast Guard, and other police services such as the Ontario Provincial
Police (OPP), operating on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The
MSET mandate is to enforce federal statutes such as the smuggling of
contraband.
    "The goal of the initiative is to curtail increased smuggling activities
and improve the safety and security of the general boating population in the
area," said Insp. Tim Kimpan, officer in charge of the Cornwall RCMP
Detachment. "This initiative will be in partnership with the Akwesasne Mohawk
Police Services, the OPP and the Cornwall Police Services."




For further information:

For further information: Insp. Tim Kimpan, Officer In Charge, Cornwall
Detachment, RCMP "O" Division, (613) 937-2800 Ext.222


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