The DEA is here  – office officially opens in Georgetown

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The United States (U.S.) Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Office in Guyana was officially declared open this morning. The DEA office, which is located within the Georgetown-based U.S. embassy complex, is expected to work along with local agencies to continue tackling the scourge of drug trafficking in Guyana.

From left, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway, and  DEA’s Regional Director Matthew Donahue at today’s opening of the DEA office
From left, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway, and DEA’s Regional Director Matthew Donahue at today’s opening of the DEA office

For a number of years Guyana has been pushing for the United States  to provide more assistance in the narcotics fight since in many cases North American countries, especially the U.S. seem to be the chosen destinations for the illegal substances passing through the country.

U.S. Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway had stated that while he cannot talk about specific cases, his Government is monitoring local organisations believed to be engaged in narco-trafficking activities to the United States.

The DEA’s Regional Director Matthew Donahue, who addressed the simple but significant opening ceremony today, expressed confidence in his highly trained and knowledgeable team that will be based here in Guyana.

Among those at today’s launching ceremony were Minister of State Joe Harmon, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan, as well as senior officials from the Army, Police Force, Customs Anti-Smuggling Unit (CANU), Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Chancellor of the Judiciary Carl Singh, and U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Bryan Hunt.

 

 

The following photos were taken by INews photographer Carl Croker at today’s opening of the DEA office in Georgetown: 

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9 COMMENTS

  1. This conversion sound like you have experence,a white man fool you,,,LOL YOU GET A EMPTY PROMIS THAT WHY YOU SO BITTER ,,,BUT YOU NOT RETURNING TO GT ,,BACK TRACKER,,,

  2. And the Co-lateral Minister cannot ease the Crime situation in Guyana.Will he be able to get the Drug Lords? How strange but interest eh?

  3. THE DEA ( DEAD END AGENCY) is now step foot into Guyana – The USA fools are not interested in cleaning up crimes – They are interested in OIL money, living life happy – fool up a few young poor girls and have fun! The could care less about the local people of Guyana! Suggestion: Run these crooks out before they install their feet into Guyana and make it a third world country where the local people are hooked on their products leaving the local business dead! This is exactly what they are doing in so many other countries….

  4. THE GUYANA GOVERNMENT SHOULD AGREE TO THIS TYPE OF AGENCY ONLY IF GUYANA COULD SET UP A SIMILAR TYPE OF AGENCY IN THE USA.

    THIS DEMONSTRATES ABSOLUTE DISREGARD AND CONTEMPT THE USA HAVE FOR OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.

    OUR GOVERNMENT OUGHT NOT TO HAVE WITH THE USA TO BELITTLE GUYANESE IN THIS MANNER.

  5. Heads are going to roll. There is no way the drugs are getting into the country without the knowledge of the police and army.

  6. The DEA office is located in the US embassy. This is a familiar territory for the Rum Jhaat. This is where he visited to grass on decisions made at the PPP central executive committee meetings.

  7. I do hope APNU don,t disown their own people when the net starts to pull in the fishes.
    We will now know who are clean and honest.

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