SAN JUAN – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has opened an office in the American Embassy in Georgetown, Guyanese media reported Friday.
The office will work in close collaboration with Guyana’s government, DEA Regional Director Matthew Donahue said during a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy.
Though Guyana does not produce illegal drugs, it is a transit country for drug shipments, Donahue said.
DEA will work with the Guyana Police Force and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit, sharing information and building cases.
Until now, the DEA coordinated operations in Guyana from its office in Trinidad and Tobago, according to Guyanese news Web site Demerara Waves.