Agents raid 39 shops in busy mall Plaza Central
Santo Domingo.- Justice ministry prosecutors and National Police agents raided 39 cell phone shops and seized equipment of various brands and models in the busy downtown mall Plaza Central.
The authorities said the raids form part of an operation against the illegal business of previously stolen mobile phones known as “macos” (toads).
The Justice Ministry and the National Police said the raids were conducted with 174 search warrants issued by National District judge Alejandro Vargas, against the sale of “macos,” whose owners aren’t required to present any kind of identity.
Most cell phone vendors said the authorities acted arbitrarily during the raids.
“The authorities repressed us while taking away cell phones and computers without giving explanations; this is an abuse,” said cell phone vendor Manuel Gonzalez, quoted by listin.com.do.
Sep 3, 2015
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