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POLICE TO TRACE AND PUNISH 119 PRANK CALLERS

Posted by SR (riley) on Jan 04 2017 at 5:38 PM
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National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says technology will be utilised to track and then punish persons who continue to make prank calls to the 119 police emergency number. The Minister said he was awaiting delivery of the equipment and the software, that will prevent people from “tying up the Government’s resources”. Minister Montague informed that out of the 32,000 calls made daily to the emergency number, 22,000 of those are made by persons intent on creating mischief.
 These prank calls, the Minister noted, clog the system, delaying attention to persons with emergencies.  “When people have genuine needs they cannot get through and then you have this backlog of people waiting and hoping.  The prank callers are tying up the system and wasting resources,” he lamented, while appealing to the pranksters to desist from playing with the emergency services.

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