Dominican military resumes mounted patrols
Santo Domingo.- State Sugar Council (CEA) director José Joaquín Domínguez on Thursday delivered horses and mules to the Dominican Army for use in patrols of rugged terrain, such as the border with Haiti and the national parks.
Army Commander Jose Eugenio Matos received the animals from Domínguez, and thanked the CEA for its cooperation.
Matos said the horses and mules will bolster the Army´s vigilance in areas such as Los Haitises National Park and others under military protection.
“We´re in the best disposition in donating these horses to the Army so they can do their job,” Dominguez said.
The last time the Dominican military used horses and mules for patrols was in the 1990s, when the Navy deployed them throughout the National Park of the East to thwart illegal crossings to Puerto Rico.
Sep 18, 2015
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