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El Salvador to Train Police to Combat Small Drug Dealing

EL SALVADOR / 25 AUG 2011 BY VERONICA PRATES EN

El Salvador plans to train some 300 police officers to combat small-scale drug dealing across the country.

Newly-trained officers will be stationed in each of the country's 22 police stations, the head of the narcotics police (DAN) told La Prensa Grafica.

President Funes recently declared that gangs fighting over retail drug sales, or "narcomenudeo," was one of the leading causes of homicide in El Salvador.

Civil police chief Carlos Ascencio highlighted the need for more forces in the province of Sonsonate, which is currently the country's most violent region.

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