Local May 23, 2013 | 8:22 am

The President backtracks, retains control over Antinarcotics Agency

Santo Domingo.- The Executive Branch on Wednesday backtracked and maintained the Antinarcotics Agency (DNCD) under its control, after initially transferring it to the Justice Ministry, in the draft for the National Police Statutory Law.

In a statement, Presidency chief of staff Gustavo Montalvo said that instead of a president in the DNCD, its central director would be from the Police Antinarcotics Council.

Also deleted was the provision which called for the designated Police Director to hold the post for a maximum period of three years.

For promotions in the police the draft calls for the recognition of diplomas from police colleges or foreign universities authenticated by the Higher Education Ministry.

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