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New law regulates scrap metals, higher fines for theft

Santo Domingo.- The Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday passed a law which regulates the business and movement of scrap metals and alloys, and establishes a national registry for their export.

“The export of scrap ferrous and non ferrous scrap and other scrap such as copper, aluminum and its alloys, made ??by individuals or corporations, may be approved and permitted only with the possession of an export license that is previously registered in the system created by this law and its regulations,” says an article of the bill.

It also classifies the theft of metals as grand larceny with penalties as high as 20 years in prison and fines of as much as 100 minimum wages.

the bill’s sponsor deputy Carlos Gabriel Garcia said the law in effect considers that crime as simple robbery when thieves are charged, and their release is guaranteed by posting a simple bond.

Source: DT

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