Local September 30, 2016 | 5:00 pm

US donates US$800,000+ speedboat to the Dominican Navy

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Navy on Friday received aspeedboat valued at more than US$800,000 the US government, for patrols, searchand rescue, and other law enforcement operations.

US ambassador James W. Brewster and several other US diplomatsheaded the donation ceremony, where the US envoy said the 35 feet long boat wasdonated by the United States Southern Command through the US embassy’s SecurityCooperation Office.

He said the boat joins the fleet of Dominican Navyinterceptors used to combat internationalorganized crime, drug trafficking and illegal travel.

For his part, Dominican Navy commander Miguel Enrique Peña Acostathanked the US authorities for thedonation.

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