UK donates US$1.4M trucks to scan activities at ports
Santo Domingo.- National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) presidentJulio Cesar Souffront on Tuesday unveiled two scanner type trucks worth US$1.4million, to detect strange images in docks and harbors across the country aspart of the fight on organized crime, especially drug trafficking and moneylaundering.
The trucks donated by the British government’s Border Forceas part of the technical cooperation between the DNCD and United Kingdom authorities.
The equipment will operateat Haina and the Caucedo ports for now, the DNCD said in a press release.
Speaking at Haina port Souffront said the UK National CrimeAgency and the Border Force assume for one year the maintenance costs of the scannertrucks, of US$210,000 per year.