Who makes sure that Somali pirates, captured by the U.S. military’s Combined Task Force 151, are treated right? Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), that’s who. This according to defpro:
NCIS Special Agent Keith Allen brings more than 15 years of local and federal law enforcement expertise to CTF-151.
“NCIS is making sure the proper guidelines are followed from the moment when the [U.S. Navy] vessels’ Coast Guard law enforcement detachments (LEDETs) and the visit, board, search and seizure teams take the suspected pirates into custody until the suspected pirates are turned over to officials in the country that will conduct judicial proceedings,” explained Allen.
NCIS special agents, like Allen, who are assigned to Task Force 151 will have the specific responsibility of investigating acts of piracy, collecting and processing evidence, conducting witness and suspect interviews and coordinating with other U.S. and foreign law enforcement and prosecutive entities.
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