Dominican drug lords do light time in US and come home to wealth
Santo Domingo.- Top drug trafficking figures who’ve been extradited to the US are soon back in the country and immediately seek to recover their ill-gotten assets once on Dominican soil, diariolibre.com reports.
It cites the case of Ramon Antonio del Rosario Puente (Toño Leña), deported after being held during six years in Puerto Rico, and has sought to reclaim his property which had been seized and others identified as his.
A similar case is that of Arismendy Almonte José Peña, “Joselito.com,” deported from the US after serving a one seven-year sentence for drug trafficking in Puerto Rico. He managed to obtain an order to return 17 shops that were seized from him in Santiago.
Former Army captain Quirino Paulino returned in March after being held since 2005 in a US prison, where he pleaded guilty to trafficking more than three tons of cocaine, and has demanded the return of property and money.
In July, the brothers Luis David Ulloa and Jean Paul Ulloa, extradited 10 years ago for their link to Paulino´s drug trafficking network, have filed court proceedings for the return of nine apartments at the upscale Malecon Center among other properties and cash.
Former National Police colonel Lidio Arturo Nin Terrero and Quirino´s truck driver Tirso Cuevas Nin have demanded the return of assess arguing that the sentence which ordered their extradition didn’t include the confiscation of their property.
Meanwhile Martires Paulino Castro already obtained the return of more than RD$500 million in assets such as villas, homes, lots, apartments, farms and shops and 25 motor vehicle, seized following a drug trafficking conviction leading to his extradition.
August 19, 2015
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