Local June 8, 2016 | 2:57 pm

Deputies approve bills to bolster war on drug traffickers

Santo Domingo.- The Chamber of Deputies Wednesday afternoonpassed the amended extradition treaty with theUS, and the for the Property Forfeiture Law, which despite being demanded by various society sectors, the legislation hadremained mired in several congressional committees.

The approval of the pieces of legislation comes just hours after Justice minister FranciscoDominguez, visited lower Chamber president Abel Martinez, to request theapproval of the extradition treaty with the US, and the bill on the Forfeiture Law,which the top prosecutor affirms could improve the fight against drugtrafficking.

For his part, opposition PRSC party deputy Victor (Ito)Bisonó, who authored the Bill on Weapons, asked his colleagues to pass thedraft that has been debated for more than 10 years, because in his view it’sessential to curb gun violence.

Other bills

The deputies also approved legislation for the Food Safety Law,for the Weapons Law, and amended the Civil Code.

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