Local February 16, 2012 | 4:39 pm

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Drugs czar: Stronger justice, hi-tech equipment needed to fight traffickers

SANTO DOMINGO. – National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) president Rolando Rosado Thursday said he’s concerned with what in his view is by the Justice’s weakness in enforcing the drug traffic and money laundering laws and hobbles Dominican Republic’s war against it.

He affirmed that increased drug trafficking through the country’s ports poses an “imminent threat,” noting that 88% of the cocaine seized last year was in Caucedo Multimodal Port, and reveals that drug traffickers use it because of the high number of containers it handles.

Speaking in a conference hosted by the Dominican Republic Shippers Association, the official displayed statistics to show that just in 2011 two containers from country arrived in Spain.

Rosado added that local authorities need to acquire marine radars to detect the entry narcotics by sea, but given its high cost, asked the international community to help obtain it.

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