Despite major busts, traffickers still use the country as their drug bridge
Santo Domingo.- Despite Dominican Republic’s major blows against drug traffickers, they continue to use the country as a bridge to ship drugs to the United States and Europe, as evidenced by Antinarcotics (DNCD) seized more than 9.5 metric tons just this year.
According to DNCD figures, at least 23,316 arrests linked to drugs in that same period, of which 483 were women, and confiscated large su ms of money, homes, vehicles and firearms.
The DNCD seized RD$4.4 million, US$1.2 million and 740 euros just in the last six months, as well as 62 cars, 24 SUVs, 886 motorcycles and 4 boats.
On December 5 the DNCD announced the confiscation of 30 bales of drugs (around 1,000 kilos) in the Caribbean Sea, headed to Dominican Republic’s southwestern coast.
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