Two new boats to help in drugs fight

St. John’s Antigua- Antigua and Barbuda has received two new vessels to help in the fight against illicit drugs.

The boats are a gift from the United States government under the secure seas programme, an initiative intended to clamp down on drug trafficking by sea.

Director of the Narcotics Affairs section at the US Embassy in Barbados, Kurt Van de Walde, says the boats which arrived here on Saturday, come at a cost of US 2 million dollars.[media id=1446]

Van de Walde says the vessels are expected to make an immediate impact in curbing the drug problem.[media id=1447]

Director of the Narcotics Affairs section at the US Embassy in Barbados Kurt Van de Walde.