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Dominican Army boots over 100 soldiers and creates border security control

Santo Domingo.- More than 100 soldiers have been drummed out of service and charged with felonies in the past two months including smuggling, and drug and people trafficking, Dominican Army commander Jose Eugenio Matos revealed Wednesday.

He said as the result of steps taken by the Army and Border Security (Cesfront) to control the border area contraband and other crimes have been reduced by over 70 percent during the last two months.

“Whether a superior officer or an enlistee I will not allow the Army uniform to be stained with actions that violate the law; my tenure will not protect anyone who engages in criminal acts.” the official said, interviewed by

Matos also revealed the creation of special task forces in the various brigades based in three cities along the border, called the “Macheteers” in Mao, the “Mountaineers” in San Juan and the Iguaneers” in Barahona.

“Soldiers who make up these platoons are superior in training than regular troops, so we can ensure that our border is now safer, more effectively monitored, because we have better trained, equipped and prepared men to defend that area, as well as Dominican Republic’s sovereignty.”

Source: DT

Feb 24, 2016

Category: DR News |

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