Today, 9 September 2022, SEACOP concluded a one week training for the Joint Maritime Control Unit of Dominican Republic 🇩🇴.
Targeted at 13 officials from the Dirección Nacional de Control de Drogas (DNCD), the Navy, the Specialized Port Security (Cuerpo Especializado de Seguridad Portuaria), Customs and the Departamento Nacional De Investigación (DNI), the activity was launched on the 5th of September with the support of the National Drug Council, the Directorate of the Drug Academy of the DNCD and the Embassy of Spain.
Training was delivered by two experts from the Fiscal Service of the Guardia Civil and the Technical Operations Group of the National Police. It covered a number of theoretical and practical aspects of vessels’ search, including the use of tools to search for illicit goods, adequate security measures and knowledge of threats and concealment methods that can be useful to the Dominican Republic JMCU team.
During the practical exercises, the team boarded a sailing boat provided by the Colombian Navy, prior to attending a session by a local expert from the DNCD Tactical Reaction Unit, specialised in underwater inspection.