The Customs and Excise Division to implement a Canine Unit on the island
In an effort to further tackle the drug problem on the island, the Customs and Excise Division will soon be implementing a Canine Unit, which will be governed by a team along with two canine dogs.
That announcement was made after the British High Commission presented the government of Dominica with drug enforcement equipment at a short ceremony at the police headquarters, on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011.
High commissioner of the united kingdom to the commonwealth of Dominica, H.E Paul Brummell told the gathering that the use of these equipment will assist the police and customs officers, in better fulfilling their mandate as law enforcement officials.
The presentation included a trace-detection equipment, rams, cameras, drug kits, radio network communication devices and two canine dogs, which are expected to be on island in two weeks.
Prime Minister of Dominica and Minister for Finance, Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit expressed his gratitude to the British High Commission, for this kind gesture.
According to him, such a presentation validates the government’s mandate to take a firm stance on eradicating high levels of anti-social behavior on the island, especially the issue of drugs.
The drug enforcement equipment will be utilized by the police force while the canine dogs and a nissan jeep will be used by the canine unit, which fall under the Customs and Excise Division.