National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says ‘a lot of progress’ is being made in the probe of the Firearm Licensing Authority, FLA, which he’s ordered.
It’s being conducted by the Major Organized Crime and Anti Corruption Agency, MOCA.
MOCA was called in by the Board of the FLA after an internal probe found structural irregularities.
The FLA has been under scrutiny since businessman, Patrick Powell, was found not guilty of the 2011 murder of former Kingston College student, Khajeel Mais.
The scrutiny led to the suspension by the US government of firearm exports to Jamaica.
Speaking yesterday at a press conference in Kingston, Minister Montague said he’s unable to say when the probe will be completed.
Minister Montague has criticized the FLA in the past, saying it’s either corrupt or broken.