Superintendent worried by drug addiction rate in Ponce
Monday, March 17th, 2003.
PONCE (AP) – Police Superintendent Victor Rivera Gonzalez said on Monday he was surprised to learn of the serious drug-trafficking and drug addiction problems in Ponce.
Rivera Gonzalez announced that on Sunday he visited several sectors in Ponce where he could confirm with his own eyes the grave problem that even affects entire families.
"I confess that it worried me even more than the intervention process to see all those young people and women sitting on the floor sharing needles,” the police chief said.
Rivera Gonzalez said he saw as many as 50 people of all ages heavily into heroin.
Following his round on the streets of Ponce, the superintendent asked Drug Control Office Executive Director Luis Guillermo Zambrana to begin a drug rehabilitation program there as soon as possible.
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