Local October 18, 2013 | 11:24 am

New Antinarcotics post in SW aims to seize “square fish” drug bales

Pedernales, Dominican Republic.- The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD), the Navy and the Army on Friday inaugurated a precinct specialized in permanent patrols at the village of Juancho, Pedernales province (southwest), where people look for “square fish”, as drugs bales are called.

The military facility was built in response to dozens of community groups’ demand of more presence of authorities to avert confrontations with people who look for bales of drugs along the province’s coasts, where traffickers throw them overboard when discovered on the high seas.

The DNCD said it decided to confront people in areas known for the drug business, after rigorous intelligence gathering in Pedernales.

It said the task force will rely on logistics and personnel to carry out land and sea patrols along the routes plied by international drug traffickers and people which hide along the shore, prior to searching the beaches for drugs.

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