Special courts proposed for drugs, organized crime

The court system has been presented with a plan to create a special jurisdiction for drug and organized crime cases.

The concept came from a study sponsored by the Poder Judicial’s Oficina de Cooperación y Relaciones Internacionales, the U.S. Embassy and Florida International University.

Officials heard presentations last week.

The concept would be to have judges familiar with organized crime and drugs to officiate over such cases.

Luis P. Salas, director of Florida International’s Center for the Administration of Justice and chairman of the criminal justice department, led the research.

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