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New National Police chief Manuel Castro said he takes the post without friends or enemies

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic president Danilo Medina on Wednesday swore in Manuel Castro Castillo as new National Police chief, named by Decree disclosed Tuesday.

He also took the oath from the new National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) president Julio Cesar Souffront Velasquez, who replaced Rolando Rosado.

Medina yesterday named Castro as the new chief of the National Police, replacing Jose Polanco, who was designated Police Adviser to the Presidency.

As head of the DNCD, Souffront will hold the temporary rank of Major General while in the post.

New National Police chief Manuel Castro on Wednesday said he takes the post without friends or enemies and warned that all agents under his command will have to work during his tenure.

He vowed to change the way the police works and adhere to the Police Reform to eradicate crime.

Castro, speaking at Police headquarters accompanied by the new National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) president Julio Cesar Souffront, said he won’t tolerate actions or excesses against citizens.

At the time of his designation, Castro was National Police East Region commander, based in La Romana.

 

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