Agents seize nearly a ton of drugs near south coast
Santo Domingo.- The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) on Monday said it seized 984 bricks (nearly one ton) of drugs presumably cocaine near the coast of Barahona (south), headed to the US or Europe.
DNCD spokesman Dario Medrano said the drug was found hidden in a compartment of a boat with seven men Honduran nationals, who were arrested.
He said the operation involving the freighter “Precon Express I” took place 10 nautical miles sought of Barahona, helped by the Dominican Navy and the US Coast Guard.
In a press conference, Medrano said the confiscation was the result of intelligence work by authorities, which investigate the possible local contacts with the seven foreigners.
The official added that the Hondurans form part of a drug trafficking ring that include Venezuelans and Dominicans who’ve smuggled large quantities of drugs into the country by sea, headed to Europe and the US.
March 1, 2016
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