The President of the National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD)Vice Admiral José M. Cabrera Ulloa, said that regarding the fight against illicit drug trafficking, the Dominican authorities can show unprecedented figures in the last 20 months.
Cabrera Ulloa told elCaribe that the DNCD works very closely and in coordination with the Attorney General’s Office, the Armed Forces, intelligence agencies and international cooperation, for which a series of joint strategies are being implemented that have given very satisfactory results in the persecution. and combat drug trafficking.
“The DNCD receives unprecedented support from the central government and state security agencies. This support, added to other measures of a confidential nature, have been vital in confronting the networks of drug trafficking national and international”, explained the headline.
Cabrera Ulloa explained that the attempts to use the country for drug trafficking have increased, as have the occupations of drug shipments on coasts, ports, airports and other points.
“The response capacity of the authorities is evident in the improvements of the interdiction operations against the scourge, where in these 20 months more than 52 thousand kilograms (52 tons of drugs) have been seized, more than 40 thousand detainees, 93 for One hundred Dominicans, the rest foreigners, 367 weapons of different calibers, 4,322 vehicles, 71 million pesos and more than eight million dollars, aircraft seized and more than 90 extradited,” he said.
“International Day Against Illicit Trafficking and Drug Abuse”
Through resolution A/RES/42/112, of December 7, 1987, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 26 as the International Day for the Fight against Drug Abuse and Trafficking, to give a a sign of its determination to strengthen the activities necessary to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.
Drug trafficking and abuse represent a major obstacle to development. Drug use causes numerous health risks, and care for drug addicts is often insufficient.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines drugs as any psychoactive substance that, once inside a living organism, “can modify its perception, mood, cognition, behavior or motor functions”. This includes alcohol, tobacco and solvents, and excludes medicinal substances without psychoactive effects.