Spanish drug mule arrested in Dominican Republic with cocaine

Spanish citizen Amparo Nieto Saenz de Santamaria was arrested in the Puna Cana airport in the Dominican Republic for attempting to traffick drugs to Spain. She had hidden the drugs in a disposable diaper she was wearing and underneath black tights. The total weight of the drugs was one kilo, 40 grams, Noticias Mundo Vision reports. Investigators are working to determine who gave the drug to the suspect, as it is clear she was a mule hired solely to transport it. Read Article

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Dominican Republic: Minors arrested for selling drugs in the East

Five minors, all between the ages of 14 and 16, were arrested in the Dominican Republic for selling drugs in Higuey and La Romana. They were arrested in the possession of several hundred grams of various drugs, El Nuevo Diario Reports. One girl, 16, was arrested in La Romana with 35 portions of cocaine, four […]

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Speedboat located by U.S. near Dominican Republic linked to drug cartel

After a U.S. spy plane spotted a speedboat in Dominican waters, four Colombians were arrested: Aluchom Castro, Arechelleo Bocaleo, Rubén Bucaria and Micton Sretellea. They were trafficking one ton of cocaine, Diario Libre reports. The United States requested the extradition of the suspects. According to authorities, the suspects were members of a major South American […]

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Man in Dominican Republic attempts to board ferry to Puerto Rico with cocaine

Félix Antonio Corcino Mercedes, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was arrested after attempting to board a ferry from Santo Domingo to Puerto Rico. He was carrying close to three kilos of cocaine or possible heroin, according to a Vocero report. Officials stated he was displaying suspicious behavior, warranting the seizure of his car. A […]

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Drug dealers in Dominican Republic abandon stash during escape from police

Four men spotted by officials in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic managed to evade capture after fleeing from an alleged drug sale point. The suspects were identified as John, Vichan, El Menor, and El Flaco, El Caribe reports. While fleeing authorities and escaping down an alley, they abandoned their stash of 5.5 kilos of drugs […]

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Two people arrested in the Dominican Republic for distributing drugs

Alis Pérez and Juan Carlos Clase, also known as Juan Gutiérrez, were arrested in the midst of a drug trafficking scheme in the Dominican Republic. According to El Dia, the two identified Carlos Augusto Paulino Clase as the owner of a drug distribution center in which they were involved. He remains at large. The couple […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina known as “City of a Thousand Brothels”

At least 6,000 women are kept as prisoners in Buenos Aires, Argentina, working as prostitutes. They are the victims of human trafficking, which is prominent in this city. They can be found working in saunas, bars, and luxury clubs, among other locations in which they would not be suspected, Diario Z reports. Girls engaged in […]

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Dominican Republic citizen returns from Peru with drugs taped to legs

Rubén Balbuena Martich, a 20-year-old musician from the Dominican Republic, was arrested after flying back to his country from Peru. He was carrying three kilos and 340 grams of cocaine that were taped to his legs, Noticias Mundo Vision reports. He had arrived on Copa Airlines flight 448, which made a stop in Panama before […]

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Over 63 kilograms of cocaine headed to Dominican Republic confiscated in Venezuela

The Bolivarian National Guard in Venezuela confiscated 63 kilograms and 431 grams of cocaine at the Maracaibo port. According to a Noticias de Prensa Latina report, the drug shipment was to make its way from the port to the Dominican Republic. The drugs were concealed in two bags that were to be loaded onto a […]

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International drug ring disrupted in Germany; Drugs shipped from Dominican Republic

Spanish police assisted in bringing down an international drug ring consisting of Dominican Republican citizens who attempted to introduce cocaine to Spain via German ports. According to Al Momento, investigations concerning the organization began in August 2011. During the recent operation, 135 kilos of cocaine were seized and 9 people were arrested at the port […]

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Dominican Republic: Two arrested with ecstasy pills and cocaine

The National Drug Control in the Dominican Republic arrested two individuals who were in possession of 3,933 capsules of a drug resembling ecstasy, 265 grams of cocaine, and a pistol. According to El Nacional, the suspects were identified as Erickson Frangely Pérez (Fernandito) and Johanna Paulino. They were arrested during a raid on their residence […]

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12 packages of cocaine found in Dominican Republic, to be sent to Venezuela

The National Drug Control seized 12 packages of cocaine in the port of Boca Chica, the Dominican Republic on July 25, 2012. The shipment was to be sent to Secre, Venezuela, authorities believe. The drugs originated in Curaçao, but a mechanical issue forced the boat to seek land. The vessel is registered with the name […]

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Marijuana plantation discovered in national park in the Dominican Republic

Members of the national drug control force in the Dominican Republic discovered a marijuana plantation in the midst of the J. Armando Bermúdez National Park. According to the National Directorate of Drug Control website, 120 plants were found at the site, which is located in Santiago Rodriguez. Other plants were in the germination process. Those […]

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Brothers arrested; Attempted to travel from Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico with drugs

The National Drug Control in the Dominican Republic arrested two brothers that were attempting to traffick drugs to Puerto Rico. Yamell López Hernández and his unidentified younger brother were detained as they attempted to board a ferry. They were concealing several packages of cocaine in the transmission and mechanical areas of a black Ford vehicle, […]

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Two minors arrested for selling drugs in Dominican Republic

Police in Colombia announced the arrest of two minors, both 14 years old, for selling drugs. The two are accused of distributing drugs in grocery stores and tourist spots in Boca Chica, the Dominican Republic. One of the suspects was caught in the La Altagracia sector with a green drug assumed to be marijuana, El […]

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Three suspected drug dealers arrested in Dominican Republic

Three suspected drug dealers were arrested in the Arroyo Hondo district and Los Girasoles in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. According to Hoy Digital, the suspects were identified as Nelson Alexander Hilario, José de los Santos Ferreras, and Tomás de la Cruz Soriano. The first two had 35 and 22 packages of cocaine, and the […]

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Drug mule recruiters captured in Dominican Republic; Sent mules to Europe and U.S.

The National Drug Control in the Dominican Republic captured a couple responsible for organizing and recruiting drug mules who would fly to the United States and Europe. The couple was arrested in a home raid, where 22 grams of cocaine, firearms, ammunition, radios, and a Hummer were also seized. According to Diario Libre, two passports […]

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Drug mules caught in Dominican Republic airport; tried to fly to Spain

Two drug mules were arrested in the Santo Domingo airport after attempting to board flights 6500 and UX088 operated by Air Europa and Iberia. According to El Caribe, both women were carrying cocaine. Carina María Ogando Tavarez (19) was carrying 87 bags of cocaine inside a brown suitcase. The drugs were detected after passing through […]

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Dominican Republic: Ton of cocaine seized near Baní coast, U.S. DEA involved

The National Drug Control of the Dominican Republic, the Coast Guard, and the U.S. DEA together in a joint operation seized a little over a ton of cocaine along the coast by Baní. The operation occurred in international waters at night on June 29, 2012. According to Globedia, 36 bags of cocaine were found on […]

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Dominican Republic: Sergeant of National Police, two others arrested in drug bust

The National Drug Control of the Dominican Republic announced that three people riding in a Jeep were arrested with 12 packages of cocaine. According to El Nacional, one of the individuals apprehended was Sergio Bolívar Germán, Sergeant Major of the National Police. The two other suspects were identified as Marciano Segundo Peña and Héctor José […]

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Alleged drug dealer, one other, killed in Santiago, Dominican Republic

Police in Santiago, the Dominican Republic, announced that a well-known drug dealer and one other person were killed in Los Reyes. According to Listin Diario, the victims were Gilberto Antonio Estévez Abreu (36), alias “La Pava” and Denny Enríquez Rosario Tejada (38), alias “El Pájaro.” They died of multiple gunshot wounds. The shooter or shooters […]

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Eight drug dealers caught in colonial zone of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Eight individuals were taken into custody on June 25, 2012 after officials caught them with hundreds of doses of cocaine, crack, marijuana, and narcotics ready to sell. According to Diario Lider, this was not the first report of drug marketing reported in the colonial zone of Santo Domingo, but officials had increased surveillance and intelligence […]

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Narcotraffickers operate in cemetery in Guayubín, Dominican Republic

The municipal cemetery in Guayubín, Dominican Republic, in the Monte Cristi province, has been utilized as a drug-dealing location, officials say. Intelligence work led security officials to capture several members of a drug ring operating in the cemetery recently, Diario Lider reports. Those detained include Ramón Miguel Ramírez Peña (49), alias “Ramoncito;” Braulio Almonte Peña […]

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Dominican Republic: Venezuelan attempts to fly to France with drugs

A Venezuelan citizen was arrested in the Santo Domingo international airport after security officials discovered 17 kilos of cocaine in his suitcase. According to El Tiempo, the cocaine had been stored in 16 various packages. The suspect taken into custody was reported to be Jeampiero Alexander Moreno Clavijo, 32. He was attempting to travel with […]

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Drug mule caught in Dominican Republic; flying to Spain with cocaine in stomach

Anyello Tavarez Basora (21) was impeded in the Santo Domingo airport as he attempted to board a plane to Spain with 38 small bags of cocaine in his stomach. He was investigated after security officials noticed suspicious behavior and a radiology test yielded positive results, Noticias Mundo Vision reports. He was taken to an Armed […]

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Three Zetas members injured in the Dominican Republic after police operation

Police injured three suspected members of the drug trafficking organization Los Zetas who were found during an operation that occurred in Constanza, La Vega, the Dominican Republic. The injured suspects were identified as Kelvin Lebrón Furcal (22); Ronny Suero (23); and Ezequiel Tejeda Rosado (24). Various weapons, including a knife, were found on the suspects. […]

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El Salvador: Two kilos of cocaine found in JetBlue plane with U.S. crew

The Narcotics Division of the National Civil Police in El Salvador and the Attorney General’s Office have reported the discovery of two kilos of cocaine in a JetBlue plane in the Comalapa airport on June 6, 2012. The captain, first officer and two crew members were all U.S. citizens. The aircraft was an Airbus A320 […]

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60 Mexican narco-traffickers operate between Dominican Republic and Haiti, DEA says

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has provided the Dominican government the names of 60 suspected Mexican narco-traffickers operating between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. These traffickers are thought to be working along a route that transports drugs from Latin America into Puerto Rico or Europe, specifically Spain, Italy, and Germany, Acento reports. The suspects […]

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Dominican Republic on High Alert for Tropical Storm Emily

•The Dominican Republic is on high alert for the Tropical Storm Emily, which is to pass through the island of Hispaniola early tomorrow morning. •According to prensa-latina.cu, hundreds of people have begun to vacate the areas of high alert. •The Dominican Armed Forces have initiated plan Relámpago (plan Lightning) to protect ports and airports. •Emily […]

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Journalist killed in the Dominican Republic

Dominican journalist Jose Silverio was found dead in La Romana, Dominican Republic after his family reported him missing reported La Estrella. Authorities located his body near the Soco river with a shot wound in the stomach. Silverio was known for his reports of suspected links of public prosecutors and drug trafficking on a local radio […]

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Lima, Peru: Police Raid Human Trafficking Network Using Foreigner Prostitutes

According to ElComercio.pe Peruvian National Police raided a club in Lima on Saturday July 9th, finding 62 women being sexually exploited as prostitutes after being lured to Peru via the Internet. Police report the majority of women were from Ecuador and the Dominican Republic, while a group of them were from the Peruvian jungle. The […]

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Dominican Republic, Dead American Tourist found in Boca Chica

A North American tourist, later identified as Larry Keith Zimmerman, was found dead in his hotel room in the tourist area of Boca Chica according to Dominicanshoy.com. Zimmerman was last seen Monday the 18th, until employees found him in his room two days later. An investigation has launched to determine whether the incident was a […]

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Heavy rains cause blackouts in Dominican Republic

The national electricity system in the Dominican Republic has suffered in the past few days due to bouts of heavy rain, according to hoy.com.do. Parts of Santo Domingo and other inland communities experienced blackouts yesterday as a reported 40 circuits and electrical lines were damaged. Electrical companies in the south (Edesur) and East (Edeeste) have […]

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Retired Fujimori SIN Arrested With Drugs and Weapons in Dominican Republic

According to LaRepublica.pe Maximo Villoslada Angulo, a retired coronel from the police forces of Peru and the Dominican Republic was arrested on drug and illegal arms charges in Santo Domingo, D.R with another Dominican citizen. Angulo was living on the D.R Air Force Base. Police say after a vehicle search, where military exclusive weapons and […]

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Argentina, Rescue 13 women forced into prostitution

Operations in Santa Fe and Córdoba over the weekend led to the rescue of 13 women who had been forced into prostitution at whiskey bars in Isla Verde, Monte Maíz and Santo Tomé. Of the 13 women, 3 were from Paraguay, 4 from the Dominican Republic and the other 6 from Argentina, according to lanacion.com.py. […]

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