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Venezuela says new spy technology to fight drugs

Blamed by Washington for a surge in narcotics shipments through its territory, Venezuela said on Friday it was arming itself with Chinese satellite technology and Russian Sukhoi-30 jets to help crack down on the illegal drug trade. The acquisitions will allow Venezuela “to reinforce surveillance, not just of our air space but of our maritime passages and land,” said Victor Reverol Torres, one of Venezuela’s top anti-narcotics officials. He spoke at an anti-drug summit in the Dominican Republic, which shares the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with deeply impoverished Haiti. Full Story

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