Justice Department will request prison for 14 defendants in Dican case
SD. The General Prosecutor of the Appeals Court of the province of Santo Domingo will deposit in the next few hours a request for preventive custody against 14 of the 25 persons implicated in the alleged theft of 950 kg of cocaine seized by the Central Directorate for Anti-Narcotics (Dican) of the National Police.
The request will have to be heard by the judge of Special Instruction of the Penal Chamber of the Court of Appeals, Wendy Martinez Mejia.
The Justice Department is preparing the charges which it will use in order to achieve the strictest coercive measures established in article 226 of the Penal Process Code.
Yesterday, two of the officers against whom arrest warrants were issued and who had not been arrested, turned themselves in to the general prosecutor of the Court of Santo Domingo, Robert Dominquez.
The Corporal Agapito Muñoz Evangelista and Sergeant Pedro José Almanzar Gonzalez appeared accompanied by their lawyers Leonardio Almonte and Rafael Ruiz.
The remaining defendants that are under arrest are the prosecutors for the province of Santo Domingo, Máximo Antonio Díaz Ogando and Ramón Augusto Veras Castro, the former anti-narcotics director of the Police, Airborne Colonel Carlos Fernández Valerio; the operations chief of DICAN, Lieutenant Colonel Félix Humberto Paulino López; Major Ruddy José Japa Álvarez , Major Luciano Gómez Cabrera, First Lieutenant Bárbaro Torres Beltrán, Sergeant Major Antolín de los Santos Zabala, Sergeant Pedro José Almánzar González, Corporal Agapito Muñoz Evangelista and Private Raidirys García Miranda.
In the meantime, there are arrest warrants out on the prosecutor Leonidas Suárez Martínez, the colonels Mercedes Altagracia Mola Cuevas and Guillermo Báez Ubiera. Likewise, there are warrants for the lieutenant colonels Voltaire Batista Matos, Juan Bulus Andújar and Francisco Valenzuela Valenzuela. Also included in the warrants are Major Junio Vásquez Báez; Major Alberto Jiménez Ruiz; the captains Carlos Amézquita Reynoso and Edwin La Paix Zapata, and the Lieutenant Juanico Belén Mejía and the civilian Santo Emilio Hernández.
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