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Santo Domingo.- United States undersecretary for Drug Enforcement, William R. Brownfield, on Monday said Washington will provide the resources needed to support Dominican Republic‘s fight against drug trafficking in the coming years.

"I will not fall into the trap of stating specific numbers, but I will say that we will support and assist in of capacity building against illicit drugs, port, border security, efforts against organized crime, specifically laundering, financial crimes and support and training for police," the official said.

Brownfield was received by President Danilo Medina in his office Monday afternoon and discussed collaboration to support the Dominican government’s efforts and provide better security.

He had met earlier with National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) president Rolando Rosado, as part of a two-day visit to the country which ends today.

He was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Raul Yzaguirre, embassy chief of staff Daniel Foote, and the embassy’s Chief Narcotics official, Mario Fernandez.

"All of us agree that in the months and years to come, the problem, the threat and danger of illicit drugs will increase, but the fault lies not with the Dominican Republic or its people," Brownfield said.

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11 comment(s)
Written by: josean This user is banned, 16 Oct 2012 7:21 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

No not Money Laundering you will kill what's left of the PURPLE PLD economy!

Written by: montesino, 16 Oct 2012 8:20 AM
From: United States
Josean -- I know Brownfield well from his days as Ambassador in Colombia and I'll tell you that the guy means what says. He's an enormously energetic and effective public servant who loves using comedy to make his points with striking precision. He's a good man -- now, as to what our own compatriots will do to step up in this fight -- that's an altogether different story. As such, you are free to continue with your customary tirades against Leonel -- you have my blessings.
Written by: Vivacuba, 16 Oct 2012 8:22 AM
From: Dominican Republic
A PLANCOLOMBIA all over again in DR. Narcotrafficking criminal thieves in Washington DC. Trafficking narcotics all over the world. Afghanistan, Colombia, you name it. Washington is there.
Written by: glomarexplorer, 16 Oct 2012 8:27 AM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes

"All of us agree ...........increase, but the fault lies not with the Dominican Republic or its people," Brownfield said."

Really! I am not so sure. We are facilitators and a passthrough/distribution center.

I am just wondering if it is high time that we take another look at the situation and begin to entertain some form of legalization and taxation on par with cigarettes and alcohol. Perhaps it is something that the pompous UN should take on, ratify. Possibly, such accomplishment would elevate their reputation, especially since they can only look "up" from where they stand.


Written by: BASTA, 16 Oct 2012 11:08 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
glomarexplorer,== 4 ****s
Written by: TontoDominicano, 16 Oct 2012 11:28 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo

....I do not think they deliver to miltares influential groups and officials, as well as some businessmen who can not leave the country for fear of being caught ..

We'll see if it will do what has never been done ...........

Written by: calvoleon, 16 Oct 2012 1:40 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Stop to buy the drugs and you'll stop the trade.
Written by: victorvaldez988, 16 Oct 2012 11:11 PM
From: United States
Dominican Military involved, remember Leo was too scared to remove them
Written by: zonyk157, 17 Oct 2012 4:29 AM
From: United States
Victor he wasnt to scared to remove them, he was in charge. Leonel was owned and financed by cartels. Do you think it was coincidence that as soon as he took power the drug problem took off like a rocket? Lo que mas me da pena es que yo entiendo que hay muchas hyenas que viven de las pitrafas que le tiran los politicos corruptos, lo que yo no entiendo es la falta de conciencia y el colmo de seguir defiendo a esa gente en publico. Da asco......
Written by: jasfalon, 17 Oct 2012 7:37 PM
From: United States
...still in it together!
Written by: originalmrb, 18 Oct 2012 10:39 AM
From: Canada, Have a glitche in my account. Takes me a while to respond. DT staff is working on it.

Over simplistic but correct none the less. Now the task would be to decipher how one does that. it seems the horse has left the barn on that issue and the scale of users and addicts is one of great enormity.

I'm afraid there's more than meets the eye when it comes to this 'so-called' war of drugs. I hope this fellow is as good as Montesino holds him up to be. I've lost family to drugs and this is not funny, and it's taken far too long.
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