Vehicles delivered by the U.S. to Internal Security Forces Friday, Sept. 19. (courtesy of the U.S. Embassy)
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U.S. Ambassador David Hale Friday said the delivery of 23 prison vans to the Internal Security Forces will ease prison overcrowding and facilitate an important part of the judicial process.Hale spoke at a ceremony at the police barracks in Dbayyeh to mark a new delivery of 38 vehicles to the ISF. Hale said the other vehicles – including five Dodge Ram pickup trucks, 23 Ford prisoner vans and 10 Ford Explorers – will be used by the Judicial Police in the conduct of their operations.An embassy statement said Washington would provide the Internal Security Forces with over $20 million worth of equipment, specialized training and infrastructure support over the next 12 months.
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