Cuba creates office to detect drugs, illicit goods and terrorism

Cuba creates office to detect drugs, illicit goods and terrorism
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25 May 2022
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Cuba has created an office at the José Martí International Airport in Havana to detect and intercept drugs, other illicit goods, and terrorism, official sources reported today.

This action is carried out in terminal three of the Cuban institution and is part of the airport communication project. Yosvany Bárcena, director of Risk Management and Control of the General Customs of the Republic, told Granma newspaper.

The integration of Cuba into this project, financed by the European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), responds to the policy of the State and the Government to ensure zero tolerance for these scourges.

The executive explained that this action is currently being carried out in 36 countries and 41 airports worldwide to share information on such crimes.

This monitoring, according to the publication, will also enable joint operations.

In 2021, nine cases of drug trafficking were dealt with at the José Martí air terminal, which prevented 32.5 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride from entering Cuba.

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