Local February 4, 2013 | 4:21 pm

Navy Chief warns of a tough fight against drug traffickers

Santo Domingo.- The Navy Chief of Staff on Monday warned that a tough fight is being waged against drug traffickers and any one who attempt to perpetrate criminals along the country’s coasts.

Vice Admiral Edwin Dominici said the Dominican Navy will fight drug trafficking "inch by inch, at every corner, since most of the illegal acts occur along the coasts.”

He said the military branch conducts strict vigilance along the entire coastline to keep boats from conduct illegal crossings and smuggling.

The senior officer’s statements come just days after the Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard and the local antinarcotics agency (DNCD) announced a major drug haul along the southwestern coast.

Dominici and other senior Navy officers laid a wreath at the Altar of the Nation to honor the patriarch Juan Pablo Duarte.

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