Customs nabs three suitcases full of cell phones stolen in the U.S.
Santo Domingo.- Customs Agency investigators seized three suitcases full of stolen cell phones smuggled into the country from United States, on alleged bribes to inspectors now being questioned.
After being notified of the confiscation, U.S. federal agents will come to Dominican Republic in the coming days to inspect the shipment allegedly smuggled by to a ring which deals with devices stolen abroad.
Local media report that the ring has been operating for more than four years and was busted by security services at Las Americas International Airport.
The authorities have yet to specify how many phones wee seized and their value, and are reportedly under heavy guard by Customs agents.
Customs agents are expected to search shops which activate cellphones, looking for the more than 3,000 cell phones stolen in the U.S. during the past four years and which might have ended up in Dominican Republic.
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