Jamaican police have gone overboard in their effort to protect tourists from aggressive hawkers in Montego Bay. Recently police rounded up homeless people under the pretense of offering them medication and drove them fifty miles away, abandoning them in a remote area. There is little dispute about the problem of overzealous hawkers in the tourist areas or Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, but this method of handling them is not what the government had in mind. The officers who were responsible were reassigned to desk jobs.