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US probes Dominican military for gun smuggling

Santo Domingo.- A general and a colonel of Dominican Republic´s military are the target of a probe led by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Dominican authorities, a case of international gun trafficking. reports that the US agency alerted the Interior and Police Ministry over alleged weapons trafficking from that country to the Dominican Republic, and provided a list allegedly smuggled weapons as evidence.

Quoting unnamed military officers, the outlet said senior officials from the Defense, Interior and Police, and Justice ministries have interrogated Air Force general Cordero Batista and Army colonel Manuel Guzman, into the alleged transfer of weapons from the US.

Cordero headed the Armed Forces Military Equipment Dept. in 2013 while Guzman owns a gun and ammo store in Santiago.

According to, investigators accuse Cordero of helping Guzman legalize the allegedly smuggled weapons.

Source: DT

August 10, 2015

Category: DR News |

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