DNCDDirección Nacional de Control de Drogas (Spanish, Dominican Republic)
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Increased cooperation between the DNP and DNCD has proven to be effective in fighting drug related crimes.
Fernandez replaced the head of the DNCD with General Rolando Rosado Mateo from the DNP to foster greater cooperation between the two national police entities.
In 2007, the DNCD continued to upgrade its equipment, train technicians, and develop new software in furtherance of a multi-year, USG-supported effort to share data among Dominican law enforcement agencies and to make information available on demand to field officers.
In 2007, the DNCD focused interdiction operations on the drug-transit routes in Dominican territorial waters along the southern border and on its land border crossings with Haiti, while attempting to prevent air drops and maritime delivery of illicit narcotics to remote areas.
Plans are underway to establish a canine training facility at an active Army base, and the DNCD is purchasing additional canines for training in drug detection.
The DNCD regulates and enforces the importation and use, receives pre-notifications, and issues certificates of importation for precursor chemicals.
Although newly elected President Danilo Medina hardly touched the subject during his State of the Nation address in the Asamblea Nacional (AN), five days later the DNCD, the Dominican Navy, and other government organizations working with the DEA intercepted a speedboat from South America carrying 1,000 kg of cocaine.
The DNCD and Dominican military officials cooperated with the United States and international partners in planning and conducting operations to interdict "go-fast" vessels attempting to deliver illicit narcotics to remote areas of the southern coast, as well as to interdict drugs exiting the Dominican Republic in route to the United States and other international destinations.
In 2012, the DNCD created a polygraph team to vet DNCD personnel working in sensitive positions and dismissed those who failed the test.
In 2012, the DNCD created a polygraph team to vet DNCD personnel and implemented an incentives program that rewards personnel for providing information on corruption.
In 2011, the DNCD removed 84 members for "bad conduct" including criminal activities related to narcotics.
Furthermore, the United States Marshals Service continued to receive excellent cooperation from the DNCD Fugitive Surveillance/Apprehension Unit and other relevant Dominican authorities in arresting fugitives and returning them to the United States to face justice.