AKWESASNE,-CP – Ottawa is pledging $12 million toward toward enhancing public safety in Akwesasne and fighting organized crime after the deaths of eight migrant in the St Lawrence River earlier this year. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino was in the community Thursday and announced more than $12 million for policing and other initiatives over the next five years. The money includes a $10.4-million funding renewal to help the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service fight organized crime. The police service will also receive separate amounts for new police equipment and for community groups working to prevent violence. “Akwesasne, like all other communities at the same time, has been confronting the challenges around crime and I would point out that we have seen issues that involve the illegal flow of contraband, obviously organized
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