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Defense chief says all quiet at the border

Santo Domingo.- Defense minister Sigfrido Pared on Monday affirmed that the military continues bolstering security along the border with Haiti, where everything is under control without reports of incidents.

He said the Army and the Border Security (Cesfront) have increased the number of agents gradually, from 3,000 to 4,000, to avert a repeat of “recent regrettable events” at the border.

As to the shuttered markets along the border’s several towns, Pared said it was due to a lack of products, not a lack of safety.

Pared, speaking after signing an agreement for the new Tourism Security Agency (Cestur) to bolster safety for tourists, also announced the ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday for a military facility at Elías Piña (west), which he affirms counts with the modern requirement required to provide greater security along the border.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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Last updated October 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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