February 9, 2017.
Members of the Mirando al Mar detachments voluntarily dedicate an important part of their time to protecting Cuban coasts from the negative influence of drug trafficking and people trafficking
"The Border Troops, without the help of the Detachments Looking at the Sea, and that of the coastal population, are nothing. In order to talk about the fulfilment of our missions, we have to mention their extraordinary contribution, "said Colonel Ibey Carballo Pérez, Chief of Staff of that organization, during the closing of the annual review of the Detachments Mirando al Mar (DMM) celebrated this Thursday in the capital.
The space was conducive for delegates from all over the island, representing the seven thousand members of the WMD, to share their experiences in tackling illegalities in coastal areas.
In another part of the act, several members of the WMD and some members of the Frontier Troops were recognized, highlighted for their work during last year.
Carlos Rafael Miranda Martínez, national coordinator of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution, took the opportunity to emphasize the importance of the link between generations, so that the young people become more involved in the work of this voluntary organization.
The balance served as a pretext for convening the 12th joint operation between the CDR and the TGF, and presented the work plan for 2017, which included the holding of seminars, the Day for Homeland Duty and Anti-imperialist Duty and the holding of meetings with National bodies to map out actions to improve the conditions of different coastal communities.
During his speech, Colonel Ibey Carballo Pérez also referred to the challenges and threats facing the maritime borders of Cuba, including drug trafficking, depredation of flora and fauna, as well as illegal departures, causing countless deaths of inhabitants of the Island.
Translated by ESTI