Baní, Dominican Republic: Police Arrest Suspected Human Trafficker

On July 9, 2013 Listin Diario Noticias reported the arrest of a Dominican man suspected of being part of a trafficking network. The suspect allegedly organized and provided illegal boat trips to Puerto Rico. The suspect was identified as Cristóbal Cedeño Jiménez, also known as “Elpidio.”

The arrest took place in the town of Baní, after a joint operation between the Attorney General’s Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking Division and the Dominican Naval Intelligence Division M-2. Authorities also link Cedeño Jimenez to a boat which had been incinerated by the Dominican Navy on July 2. Read Article

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