Canadian sailors opened fire in Jamaican waters, broke maritime law in war on drugs mission

OTTAWA — Bad maps are being blamed after Canadian naval reservists participating in the U.S.-led war on drugs last year sparked a diplomatic flap by firing their weapons and intercepting fishing trawlers in Jamaican waters — without Jamaica’s permission.The embarrassing incident, which has never before been publicly reported, broke international maritime law — not the first time legal questions have been raised about Canada’s increasing involvement in the drug war.

via Canadian sailors opened fire in Jamaican waters, broke maritime law in war on drugs mission.

 

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