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Suriname: US anti-drug service DEA is relocated to Suriname again

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be asked to relocate to Suriname. The DEA will have to work with the Surinamese anti-drug services to one day end the transit and transport of drugs on the territory of Suriname, President Chan Santokhi said today during the government press conference.

Due to the bilateral cooperative relationships that Suriname has with countries, technical support and assistance will also be requested for the various sectors. Following the visit of the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, an accelerated process has been initiated involving collaborative missions including trade and investment missions.

According to Santokhi, it is necessary to extend the existing institutes further, providing support in the context of security. For example, American defense officer Craig Stephen Faller arrived in Suriname this morning. He is the senior military leader of the United States Southern Command.

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