MOMBASA (Xinhua) --
Kenya said on Wednesday that it has
acquired six modern patrol boats to help boost the fight
against terrorism and drug trafficking.
General of Police Joseph Boinnet said the boats will
improve the capability of the Marine Police Unit to
effectively patrol the Indian Ocean.
Mombasa after commissioning the boats, Boinnet said the
government will deal decisively will drug barons who
continue to smuggle drugs through the ocean. He said
drug proceeds are used to fund terrorism activities.
He said the
boats are fitted with armored, modern surveillance
systems and powerful engines to enable them to patrol
effectively into deep sea.
the purchase of the boats is part of government
modernization programs of the police. The boats were
handed by South Korean Ambassador to Kenya Kwan Young