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SANTO DOMINGO. - Port Security Corp (CESEP) director Rear admiral Luis Lee Ballester affirmed Monday that security in Dominican Republic’s marine terminal has to be prepared to deal with the risks and threats posed to the 6,000 ships carrying the more than 1.5 million containers, and the around one million cruise tourists who come through its territory yearly.

“Our facilities receive 6,000 ships per year, mobilize nearly one million tourists, 1.5 million containers in import, export and in transit, hundreds of tons in bulk freight such as corn, soy beans, sugar, beans, wood, steel, fuels, chemicals, construction equipment and aggregates, machinery and vehicles among others marketed in local markets and abroad, representing an important contribution to the gross domestic product,” the official said said.

Lee spoke during the “Dominican Republic National Ports Security and Control Workshop,” hosted by CESEP and with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Anti-Terrorism Committee, the Canada Transport Ministry and the United States Coastguard Service, among other agencies.

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6 comment(s)
Written by: WalterPolo, 20 Feb 2012 11:50 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
I don't see the link between the title and the contents of this article.

Pulitzer material..
Written by: foresthill, 20 Feb 2012 2:11 PM
From: Dominican Republic, santo domingo
I fail to see the jist of this article.

Hey editor please make sure when you translate you give a correct translation of the meaning of the article and not just word translate.
Written by: Ricardolito, 20 Feb 2012 7:17 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
I am sure I am missing something here also ...where are the risks and the threats ..maybe the cruise ships at la Romana docking next to the local prison is a a threat to someone ,,it is a very strange place to have a prison
Written by: Vivacuba, 20 Feb 2012 8:40 PM
From: Dominican Republic
The link is the fact the CIA drug shipments must be secured upon arrival. Risk mitigation of internal customs employees or others stealing the arriving shipments from the North American criminal mafia shippers. They are known shippers. KYC. Know Your Customer!
Written by: RoyStone, 20 Feb 2012 9:38 PM
From: Australia
who's the risker and who's the riskee?
Written by: Yucahu, 21 Feb 2012 12:41 PM
From: United States, Miami
This article blows
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