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Two Police officers arrested on accusation of extorting money from a tourist in Sosúa

PUERTO PLATA –  Two National Police officers in Sosua were placed under arrest for having committed an alleged extortion against a tourist who after being involved in a quarrel had to withdraw from an ATM machine the sum of 10,000 pesos to pay to the agents in exchange for freedom.
It was reported that the police officers Javier Rosa and Sánchez Flores were arrested. According to the research they made a contact with the foreigner Bradley Kellar, 46 years old, who was staying at the hotel Casa Marina in Sosua, and made ​​the complaint of the alleged extortion against him.
Bradley Kellar, Canadian nationality, reported that on Monday (Dec.02) around 11:00 pm, some Haitians nationals were beaten and shot inside a bar in Sosua,  Kellar and his friends were not participating in the brothel, however they were arrested by the police and delivered to a prison cell in the barracks of the Police Station.
The assaulted tourist explained that that night in the company of his friends, he was blackmailed and forced by the police to go to an ATM to pay a sum of money.
The case, of course, attracted lots of attention. According to rumors circulating in Sosúa, ” the mentioned sum of money actually was given to a Police officer whose identity was not revealed, and not to the two officers of lower ranks who are now under arrest” covering the skin of the superior.

Source: Puerto Plata Digital

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