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More Money Needed To Fight Narcotics Trade Says Rohee

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The Government of Guyana is disappointed with the latest revelations in the US State department narcotics report and appears frustrated with the regular criticism leveled against local law enforcement that are involved in the drug fight. The US in its report which was released on Thursday called on Guyana to do more in strengthening borders and ensuring that laws are enforced. Today Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee said the administration is tired of the lectures from afar, he said what is needed is more money to aid the fight.

While the US government pointed to some successful cases in the local narco fight, the home affairs minister said they failed to highlight several steps he described as innovative taken by the administration to curb the narco trade.

On the issue of extradition, Rohee said he knows of no other extradition request since the one for Barry Dataram. Dataram was never extradited as he moved to the courts.

The war against those in the drug industry remains a constant one the minister pointed out but he didn’t hasten to add that it is not a losing battle.

Over the past years the US government has called on Guyana to step up its anti drug trafficking fight. Guyana has been calling for more help and more resources since it appears that the drug dealers are always one step ahead.

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