PM cites need to beef up border security

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, who has expressed concern about the involvement of Venezuelans in drugs and guns entering Saint Lucia, has told reporters that this country needs to spend more money on its Coast Guard and get a radar system in place.

Chastanet also spoke of the need to strengthen the laws in Saint Lucia to ensure that people who are caught with illegal guns get a stiffer and more immediate penalty imposed on them.

He said he intends to have meetings with the Venezuelan government  to determine how Saint Lucia and Venezuela can work together to curtail the trafficking in drugs and guns.

“There have been a lot of interdictions,  meaning people who have been caught and the vast majority of those interdictions – people were coming to Saint Lucia so clearly people have seen us as a point of weakness and we have to change that situation around.

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 21, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Well said. I couldn’t have said it better. I have been saying exactly the same.

  2. Anonymous
    April 21, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Simple government want the drugs for themselves same as the us

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