United States Lauds Dominica’s Efforts in the Fight against Narcotics and Organized Crime

waronus1The United States Government in its 2014 “International Narcotics Central Strategy Report”, (INCRS) has commended Dominica for its achievements in the fight against drugs and transnational organized crime.

The INCSR is a report from the United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. The report covers the year January 1 to December 31, 2013.

Under the section Country Reports, Eastern Caribbean – “Drug Control Accomplishments, Policies and Trends”, the report highlights new legislation enacted by the Government of Dominica to deal with the prosecution of narcotics cases and transnational organized crime.

The report further stated, “The United States further encourages the seven nations to pass legislation to modernize their criminal codes—making use of regional best practices in fighting transnational organized crime—and lauds Dominica and St. Lucia in their progress in this area.

Prime Minister of Dominica, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, has pledged to “lead the charge for a safer Dominica”, condemning the drug trade.Roosevelt-Skerrit

“I want all of us to stand in condemnation of the drug trade”, he said.

The drug trade brings guns to our country and guns are responsible for criminal activities…. Therefore it is important for us to put our voices together and have a very loud echo in our commitment as citizens, as a country to stand in defiance and in condemnation of any illegal activity in the country.” The Prime Minister continued.

Government has taken pro-active steps in the fight against crime, including the provision of equipment to the police service, construction of new and upgrading of existing police stations, training of new police officers and enacting legislation to deter criminal activity.

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