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U.S. DEA Pushes to Open Office in Guyana to Fight Drug Trafficking After More Than a Decade

635730798473744548-XXX-DEA-POLICE-15963381AGEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is opening an office in Guyana, a presence it has been seeking for more than a decade.

U.S. Ambassador Perry Holloway said Saturday that the office is expected to open Wednesday at the embassy in the South American country’s capital of Georgetown.

DEA agents stationed in nearby Trinidad previously worked on Guyana drug-trafficking issues.

The U.S. government has long said Guyana is a major transshipment point for drugs headed to the U.S. and accused local officials of not doing enough to fight drug trafficking and money laundering.


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