Local June 26, 2014 | 11:18 am

Top Dominican drug cop proud of 13.2 tons seized (Update)

Santo Domingo.- National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) president Julio César Souffront on Thursday said his department works harder to seize drugs and prosecute cases to make sure Dominican society doesn’t fall prey to dangerous international networks, and cited the more than 12,000 kilos (13.2 tons) seized.

"This day is right to remind the country that the men and women of the DNCD remain firm as a wall against the criminal transfer and marketing of controlled substances," the official said in a statement to mark "International day to fight drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking,"

He said the DNCD is immersed in a constant process to train and improve the living conditions of staff, develop infrastructure, leading edge technology and logistics, as well as to consolidate relations with international cooperation agencies to fight consumption and marketing of controlled substances.

"In this daunting task against drug trafficking we must mention president Danilo Medina and Defense minister Sigfrido Pared’s unwavering will in making this DNCD a brake on organized crime, international drug trafficking and money laundering networks," the official said.

During Souffront’s first year as head of the antinarcotics agency, the DNCD has seized more than 12,000 kilos of drugs.


The official also revealed that the United States has discontinued their technical support for the DNCD two months ago, which in his view makes it more difficult for Dominican Republic to wage its war on drug trafficking .

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