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Guyana and the drug trade

Guyana and the drug trade

MAY 5, 2014 | BY  | EDITORIAL

The drug trade is pervasive.  It has reached every section of the society with the result that one can now see splendour among poverty.  In the city there are buildings with North American architecture going up among others slowly collapsing because their owners simply do not have money to rehabilitate them.

To the casual observer, the constructions reflect a developing society in which businessmen move to expand their businesses. The truth is that money is not at a premium and anyone who undertakes massive constructions must have an alternative source of funding.

The drug issue is of significant consequence to this country. Guyana has many cocaine addicts so the sale of drugs in this country can now be considered a major issue.  Continue reading

Guyana’s link to Mafia ring…US Ambassador stresses need for local DEA office

Guyana’s link to Mafia ring…US Ambassador stresses need for local DEA office

FEBRUARY 14, 2014 | BY KNEWS | – emphasizes greater need for inter-agency collaboration

US Ambassador Brent Hardt

US Ambassador Brent Hardt

US Ambassador D. Brent Hardt has emphasized a greater need for inter-agency collaboration for the fight against narco- trafficking, and has expressed continuing talks with the government to establish a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in Guyana.

The Ambassador said in an invited comment yesterday that since last December, he has been engaging the government over the need for a DEA office; a federal agency which aims to significantly counteract illicit drug activities.   Continue reading

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