Deportees are 90,8% for drugs
LAS AMERICAS AIRPORT. Nearly 91% of all Dominicans deported from the United States (90.8%) during 2013 were convicted for trafficking and sales or drugs, according to the lists provided by the United States government to the authorities of the Las Americas International Airport (AILA).
All told, there were 2,456 Dominicans repatriated, and of these 2,073 were convicted of drug offenses.
The statistics of the different agencies that converge at the airport coincide and report that of the 2.073, 1,407 were condemned to 15, 10, 8, 6, and 5 years in prison in different states of the United States. The remaining 666 were convicted for possession and illegal consumption of controlled substances.
Or the total and according to the data, the United States authorities sent 28 women who were involved in drug offenses to the Dominican Republic.
The remaining 383 deported Dominicans arrived in the country with documents that specified illegality, reentry, alimony, arson, murders, rapes and DUI.
The data revealed that for returning to United States territory after being deported on previous occasions, thirty Dominicans were sent to prison for five years during 2013 and eight that were involved in traffic offenses were added to that group.
Of this group, the United States Department of Justice convicted and sentenced 45 persons that evaded paying alimony or child support, while some 23, including 11 women were accused of falsifying residence documents, a crime which is a felony in the US. The remaining 277 were repatriated from Puerto Rico, where they went by illegal trips, on clandestine boats, from the Dominican Republic.
During 2014, so far, the Dominican authorities have received at the Las Americas terminal a total of 160 Dominicans that were repatriated from cities in the United States after they had served their time.
Of these 38 served prison sentences for crimes related to the trafficking and distribution of narcotics, six for murders, 116 were deported because they were illegally in the United States, which surprised the authorities in AILA since they had never sent so many in one month for that reason.
The last group of deportees arrived in the country last Wednesday, 21 January, through the Las Americas terminal. They arrived in a plane with a federal identification number, chartered for fifty Dominican ex-convicts. In the meantime the authorities are awaiting, according to the projections for this year, the arrival of some five thousand that are currently in prison in the United States.
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