Santo Domingo.- The National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) carried out various acts on the occasion of the thirty-fourth anniversary of its foundation being celebrated this Monday.
The events began with the raising of the National Flag at the headquarters and continued with a mass at the Santa Bárbara Military Cathedral, officiated by Monsignor Jesús Castro Marte, Bishop of the Diocese of La Altagracia, as well as a floral offering at the Altar of the Homeland .
Vice Admiral José Cabrera Ulloa ratified the DNCD’s commitment to the fight against drug trafficking and thanked the public for the trust they have placed in the institution.
The head of the DNCD highlighted the firm support of the Armed Forces, the Attorney General’s Office, the Police, citizens and the media.
He also highlighted the extensive cooperation of national and international agencies, which has made it possible to dismantle important drug trafficking networks.
“As it reaches its thirty-fourth anniversary, the DNCD it has substantially improved its actions in front of the citizens, laudable actions that consolidate the image of the anti-narcotics agency,” said Vice Admiral Cabrera Ulloa.
At the mass for the 34th anniversary of the DNCD, The Vice Minister for Naval Affairs, Vice Admiral, Joaquín Peignand Ramírez, participated on behalf of the Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Carlos L. Díaz Morfa, and the Inspector of the Armed Forces, General José Manuel Castillo.
The General Commanders of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, Major Generals, Julio Florián Pérez, Amílcar Muñoz Noboa and Vice Admiral Gustavo Betances Hernández, respectively, the heads of the specialized corps, among other officers.
Also present were General Víctor Mercedes Cepeda, Deputy Minister of Defense for Military Affairs, Deputy Minister of the Interior and Police, Jesús Feliz, Ángel de la Cruz, head of the Provincial Development Commission, among other officials.
The DNCD was created by decree in 1988, through Law 50-88, on drugs and controlled substances.