Agents nab nearly half a million US$ from Puerto Rican – Dominican ring
Santo Domingo.- The antinarcotics agency (DNCD) on Thursday said it seized 466,655 dollars in cash from an alleged international drug trafficking ring formed by Dominicans and Puerto Ricans during an operation in Villa Mella, Santo Domingo Norte.
In a press release, the DNCD said the money was hidden in two false-bottom cardboard boxes full of food products and clothing, which had been smuggled from Puerto Ricco onboard the Ferry.
It said the confiscation resulted from a months-long investigation and vigilance by the DNCD.
The DNCD said just after 1pm an operations team stopped a Toyota Camry on Mirabal Av. In Villa Mella, from where it was escorted together with its driver to agency headquarters.
Once there, a team of agents proceeded to search the vehicle in the presence of deputy prosecutors, and found the boxes with dollars inside the trunk wrapped in plastic bags, the DNCD said. “The drug trafficking organization involved in the case sends large sums of money to the country from drug sales in Puerto Rico, so the authorities maintain an investigation to completely dismantle this organized crime structure.”
June 2, 2016
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