United States Aids Nicaragua in the Fight against Drug Traffickers

Posted on May 21, 2013 • Filed under: Nicaragua, Police/Military Activity, United States

Terra reported on May 20, 2013 that the United States donated 8 drug detecting systems to Nicaragua in order to combat drug trafficking. The value of the equipment is $250,000 and is given as part of the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI). In addition to the equipment, the United States provided training for 15 officers of the anti-narcotics unit of the Nicaraguan police, and for 12 Nicaraguan marines concerning the use, maintenance, and administration of the equipment. According to the U.S. Embassy, the equipment will allow the police and Nicaraguan Navy to examine seized drugs and to provide evidence in drug trafficking cases. Read Article

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