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first_img Ramírez and Vásquez are both charged with of illegal trading, trafficking, and storage of drugs. If a judge finds them guilty, each suspect faces a sentence of between five years in prison and life in prison. The DAN is investigating to establish the drug trafficking groups the two suspects were working for. Training and international cooperation By Dialogo September 30, 2014 Building on the successes of the Ramírez and Vásquez arrests, Salvadoran police are continually training to learn the latest techniques in drug interdiction. For example, on July 21, the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in El Salvador taught a course on “Airport Interdiction” to teach the best ways to detect and intercept drugs and other illicit items at airport ramps, loading areas and terminals. The course covered how to analyze deceptive conduct and concealment techniques used by drug smugglers. Law enforcement officials from Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and El Salvador participated in the workshop. Dear author of this article, I write to inform you that there is no life sentence in El Salvador. I like it Dear author, I would like to inform you that there is no life sentence punishment in El Salvador for any crime at all. I wish it were so for everyone, even diplomats, military members, etc. etc. I liked it all a lot. *The images of Don Bosco”. What news, what an excellent seizure, who do that want to spoon feed. Question; how much coca has gone through Central America this week? How much does a country miss out on in terms of taxes? Who carried those drugs? What means of transportation are used now? Is the Central American corridor necessary? Who are helping them in the governments? That’s what we want, a NA law, that punishes use, that’s the beginning, but USE has a minimum sentence, imagine that. THOSE WHO BUY THE DRUGS, the sentence is so small that they don’t even go to jail. AND THE STATES SPEND MILLIONS of dollars on drug addicts, etc I like it excellent “Thanks to our investigators’ experience and data analysis at the border, we have been able to detect various forms of disguising drugs that can hardly be believed,” said DAN Chief Marco Tulio Lima. “Drug traffickers are using crab shells, clothes, dried fish, cans of Salvadoran products, and many other items to attempt to get drugs through.” To help disrupt drug trafficking routes, the DAN has created a database listing the tactics and characteristics of drug traffickers. By merging or cross-referencing this intelligence, DAN investigators can create profiles of drug smuggling suspects. One red flag for investigators comes when a traveler purchases a ticked by a credit card in someone else’s name. Last-minute cancellations and itinerary changes also trigger suspicion, and police are also on the alert for dubious explanations for trips. These sorts of indicators led police to arrest Mexican Alfredo Vásquez, 43, who was traveling with 10 oil paintings. He flew from Ecuador to Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero international airport on August 19. “He repeatedly told the investigators with great precision that he was an art dealer and that he bought the paintings for (USD) $20 and resold them for a few dollars more,” said DAN Chief of Operations Jaime Perla. “But not even a set of oil brushes is worth that little, much less a painting.” Police put the paintings through an Ion Scan, a device which detects a wide array of drugs. Based in part on the results of the scan, police determined the paintings were soaked in heroin. Police arrested Vásquez and confiscated the paintings. Agents with the Antinarcotics Division (DAN) of the National Civil Police (PNC) are foiling a wide array of drug smuggling schemes – discovering illicit substances hidden in food, shipments of clothing, and even hollowed-out furniture. Despite their efforts to sneak contraband past authorities, drug traffickers are no match for the improved training, data collection and intelligence gathering of the Salvadoran police. For instance, on August 9, Mexican national Olzubek Ramírez, 21, found himself under arrest after he de-boarded a plane at Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport. He entered the country on a commercial flight from Quito, Ecuador, with final destination in Guatemala. And he was transporting a small, rectangular-shaped wooden box adorned by a hand-carved depiction of Ecuador’s coat of arms. A drug-sniffing police dog honed in on the box, indicating the presence of drugs; and when police placed the box through a scanner, they discovered that it was hollowed-out and filled with packets of cocaine. Police arrested Ramírez and confiscated the cocaine, which was worth (USD) $223,000 on the local market. The seizure is just one of many the DAN has accomplished in 2014. Between January and June, the DAN seized more than 700 kilos of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and crack. They also confiscated $400,000 in cash, 53 vehicles, and 65 firearms, and arrested 1,983 suspects. Stopping land, sea, and air drug trafficking routeslast_img read more

first_imgThe Ministry of Communities on Friday opened a two-day exhibition on Main Street, Georgetown in regard to recycling waste materials to utilisable resources.Darren Shako, a consultant at the Ministry of Communities, explained that the exhibition is another initiative aimed at informing the public of all the ways waste can be used in the country’s drive to becoming a green state.Some of the exhibitsA bag made out of recycled plastic bagsA child sitting on a recycled stoolMahathi SK, a student of Texila University, with biogas production“We need to rethink our approach in managing waste, especially solid waste,” Shako explained.According to Shako, the event serves to attract citizens’ interest and inform them of the ways they can make a difference. He said the exhibition “provides a platform for persons who have been in the habit or reusing waste to showcase what they have been doing over the years.”At the Texila University booth, one of the students, Mahathi SK, explained that the display showcased a biogas project which uses a large tank to produce methane gas. The methane gas is used as an alternative source of fuel. “It can be used for cooking, electricity… everything for which we use petrol,” SK said.She added that Guyana, with its large agricultural sector, “can use all that waste to produce electricity for a small farm, and thereby save a lot of fuel”.Maritza Jackson, an Ecuadorian residing for a number of years in Guyana, said her journey began a year ago, when she wanted to make a unique present for her husband. She decided to design an ornamental couple out of newspaper, and that has led to the production of numerous other items crafted from newspapers, magazines and cans. She plans to start a business in this regard, and encourages others to be creative and use old items to make “a difference”.According to the Department of Public Information, Roxanne Kendall, a vendor at the Port Mourant market in Region 6, has said she has been making stuffed animals from recycled materials for about a year now. She noted that many persons do not seem to grasp the importance of recycling. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) representatives said that while awareness has been growing, the agency will continue being part of such initiatives, to ensure more persons are informed about the need to protect the environment. The Ministry of Communities has devised a 2017 – 2030 solid waste management strategy under the theme “Putting waste in its place” in Guyana. In an effort to update a draft of the strategy, the Communities Ministry, in September, began a series of discussions with various stakeholders. The updated plan has three main components – sustainable waste reduction and management strategy, operational standard procedures, and analysis of Guyana’s solid waste sector.last_img read more

first_imgA DONEGAL hostel has slashed its prices in a bold bid to win more tourists for the county.The Errigal Hostel in Dunlewey is charing just €7.50 per night.And Sinead O’Donnell says the initiative could be a tourism boost for the area. “An Oige wanted people that haven’t experienced hosteling before a chance to experience it at a great price so they came up with the initiative of midweek madness of every bed in our hostel and at the Glendalough Hostel in Co.Wicklow being only €7.50,” she told Donegal Daily.Errigal Hostel is a five star modern 60 bed hostel with a choice of twin rooms (ensuite), 4-bed dorms and 6-bed dorms.“We can host solo travellers, couples, friends, families and groups,” said Sinead.“We were awarded EU flower award in 2011 for being environmentally friendly – the hostel is heated by wood pellets and recycling is greatly encouraged. “Some of the facilities we have is a large common room with a TV, a cozy snug room, a drying room (a must for anyone who will be climbing the hills or enjoying the beaches), we also have a large dining room with spectacular views out of every window.“Our self-catering kitchen has everything you need to enjoy a lovely meal in a relaxing atmosphere.”The hostel has teamed up with Grassroutes who hire out bikes to guests if they want to explore on  two wheels.“We wanted people to experience Donegal as a fantastic place to enjoy a midweek break we are fantastically located with everything either a short walk/drive away from the hostel,” she added.Meanwhile German and French tourists have begun to arrive in their hundreds in the county as part of a tourism initiative involving hotelier Jim White and Knock Airport. DONEGAL HOLIDAY HOSTEL SLASHES PRICES TO €7.50 IN BOLD TOURISM BID was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:7.50 offersdonegal tourismerrigal hosteltourismlast_img read more