GUYANA AND DRUGS
The American ambassador to Guyana is urging the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to open an office in the South American nation to help the government fight drug smuggling that is supplying the U.S. cocaine habit.
Ambassador John Melvin Jones hopes the DEA will relocate its office in Trinidad to help Guyana, where the drug trade accounts for an estimated 20 percent of its gross domestic product of about $3.7 billion.
Guyana is also crippled by government corruption and recently fired the chief of its anti-drug agency and eight officers after they failed lie-detector tests.
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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