Local February 15, 2016 | 8:10 am

US provides nearly US$13.0 to fight drug trafficking, money laundering

Santo Domingo.- The US Embassy rose funding to combat drugtrafficking and money laundering to nearly US$13.0 million.

The funds would bolster public safety agencies andanti-money laundering units, in addition to sound law enforcement and to fight drugtrafficking and government corruption.

The agreement signed by US ambassador James W. Brewster andForeign minister Andrés Navarro allocates funds for the National Drug Control Agency(DNCD), the National Police and the Justice Ministry.

The additional funds will also be used to train prosecutorsand for leading edge communication equipment for the DNCD, to professionalize thepolice and other law enforcement agencies, judicial investigation and the waron crime.

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