Local June 26, 2013 | 7:13 am

Dominican leader surprisingly fires Police, Antinarcotics chiefs

Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina on Monday night surprised public opinion by firing the heads of the National Police chief Jose Polanco, and of the Drugs Control Agency (DNCD), Rolando Rosado.

Decree 181-13 also appoints General of the National, Manuel Castro Castillo as the new Police chief, replacing Polanco Gomez, who in turn was designated Adviser to the Executive Branch, replacing Rafael Guillermo Guzman.

The same decree also designates Air Force colonel Julio Cesar Souffront, promoted to the rank of brigadier general, as head of the DNCD.

Rosado isn’t assigned new functions in the decree, the first ever to fire the two key positions.

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