Woman smuggling 12 guns arrested at Santiago airport
Security forces arrested Carmen Katherine O’Neal Castillo at the Cibao International Airport yesterday, Thursday 11 June 2015. She is accused of smuggling nine Glock 9 mm caliber pistols, a Taurus 380 pistol, a 40 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and a 12mm caliber rifle.
The J12 Army Intelligence division said that they had been on her trail for the past 10 months in coordination with US law enforcement agents.
Law enforcement agents raided a house in Nagua where the woman was staying when she visited. There the 12-caliber rifle, a box for a Glock pistol and supplies were found, with specifications coinciding with the guns seized at the airport.
According to intelligence reports, O’Neal had legally purchased 24 guns in the US and had brought them into the country illegally on several occasions.
She was sent to three months pre-trial custody in the Rafey Jail in Santiago.
Source: DR1, 7dias
June 12, 2015
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