Local April 30, 2014 | 11:59 am

U.S. generals cite Dominican Republic as ‘drugs beyond control’

Washington.- The heads of the United States SouthernCommand and of the U.S. Coast Guard yesterday painted a gloomy picture in the waron drug trafficking in Latin America, citing a lack of resources, American’s unabateddemand, the cartels improved logistics and even the bust of a cocaine-processinglab in Dominican Republic.

In a hearing of the U.S. Congress, Gen. JohnKelly, chief of U.S. Southern Command, which operates in Latin America, and CoastGuard Commander, Adm. Robert Papp, admitted a worsening situation and that the hundredsof tons of drugs are beyond their control and reach U.S. streets.

According to Kelly, all points along the drugs throughthe Caribbean corridor will continue to increase, and gave as an example newprocessing labs found earlier this year in southern San Cristobal province.

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