June 28, 2018
Hagåtña – Governor Eddie Baza Calvo signed Executive Order No. 2018-07 in support of petitioning for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) designation for Guam.
“HIDTA designation benefits not only the people of Guam, but the region as well,” said Governor Calvo. “In pursuing this designation, we want to send a clear message, drugs are not welcome in Guam.”
This designation will promote inter-agency collaboration between local and Federal agencies in response to eliminate drug trafficking on Guam and surrounding areas.
HIDTA is a drug-prohibition enforcement program run by the United States Office of National Drug Control Policy. The program was created and passed by Congress with the Ant-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 and provides the necessary assistance, such as shared operational planning, intelligence, and coordination between Federal and local law enforcement agencies to effectively address drug trafficking threats.
“GPD will remain steadfast and committed to the task at hand of proactively interdicting to combat drugs on island,” said Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio.
“With our law enforcement and public safety community, both the federal and local government, we remain committed in combating drugs on our island,” said Chief of Police Joseph I. Cruz. “With the signing of the Executive Order by Governor Calvo, we are taking steps to the designation of HIDTA. With the leveraged monies from the federal government, this would assist us as we continue our efforts in the fight against drugs in our community.”

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