CESAC graduates new drug detection inspectors

The Specialized Airport and Civil Aviation Security Corps (Cesac) held the closing ceremony of the course “K-9 Handlers in Explosives Detection”, under the direction of Brigadier General Floreal Suarez Martinez, Director General of the institution.

At the event, 21 new K-9 handlers, first category Avsec inspectors, graduated as specialists in the handling of canines for explosives detection.

The K-9 handlers received intensive training of 120 theoretical hours through the School of Civil Aviation Security (ESAC), complemented with 80 practical hours at the canine kennel near Cesac’s main headquarters.

The group, made up of 5 women and 16 men between 19 and 27 years of age, will work with canines of various breeds, including Belgian Malinois, Labrador and German Shepherd, acquired in Colombia.

The new handlers will join the operations of the kennels and airport terminals at 7 international airports in the RD, including important hubs such as Punta Cana International Airport, Las Americas International Airport, José Francisco Peña Gómez (AILA), Cibao International Airport and El Catey – Presidente Juan Bosch Cesac Nuevos InspectoresInternational Airport.


Suarez Martinez emphasized the importance of the work of the canine handlers in explosives detection for the fulfillment of Cesac’s mission. He also thanked all the instructors, leaders and support personnel for their dedication and professionalism, emphasizing that they are part of the backbone of the institution and the guarantee of its capacity to face the challenges of the future.

The ceremony was led by Suarez Martinez, FARD; Rosa Hernandez, deputy director general of Cesac; Cristian Carrasco Ramirez, director of the School of Civil Aviation Safety (ESAC); Edgar M. Yorro Lora, director of operations and Andy Reyes Ramirez, deputy director of the Cesac Canine Unit, respectively.

On behalf of the graduates, AVSEC sailor Carlos Morel Corniel, expressed his gratitude to the institution for the continuous training and highlighted the values of integrity and honor that prevail in Cesac’s organizational culture.

Source: Arecoa.com

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