US Trains Elite Counter-Narcotics Team In Ghana

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The United States Has Begun Training Elite Anti-Drugs Police Squads In Ghana, Using Same Techniques Previously Deployed In Afghanistan,? Seeking To Combat Rising Drugs Flows Through Africa To Europe.

Similar Units Are Planned For Nearby Nigeria, As Well As Kenya In East Africa. “We Have Heavily Invested In The Region Over Some Past Years Now,” Said Jeffrey Scott, The Us Drug Enforcement Adminstration?(Dea)?Spokesman.

 

“We Have Supplemented Our (In-Country) Offices With Training And Support Similar To That Provided In Afghanistan And Elsewhere, With A View To Ramping Up The Capacity Of Our Counterparts.” The Move Follows On From An Earlier Increase In Us Efforts To Crack Down On Drug Trafficking In Central America.

 

The American Authorities Are Reportedly Concerned About The Traffickers Are Seeking Alternative Routes After Crackdowns In Some Staging Points Including Mexico And Spain.

 

According To Jeffrey P. Breeden, The Chief Of The Dea’s Europe, Asia And Africa Section, “Africa Is Currently Seen As The New Frontier In Terms Of Counterterrorism And Counternarcotics Issues.”

 

Francis Tawiah (Duisburg – Germany)

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