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More Dominican deportees arrive

The United States Immigration and Customs Control Service (ICE) has repatriated 86 Dominican former convicts who have completed prison terms in jail in the US for drug dealing, murder, fraud, assault, document forgery and other federal offences.

The group of former convicts arrived in the country yesterday, Tuesday 1 March 2016 via Las Americas International Airport. This brings the total number of Dominicans deported this year to 507.

Twelve FBI agents attached to the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) escorted them on the flight. The 83 men and three women were met by members of the Specialized Corps of Airport Security and Civil Aviation (CESAC) along with airport authorities and were then taken by bus to the Migration department to be checked to see if they had any outstanding warrants in this country.

The rest were handed over to their families.

Around 7,000 Dominicans are currently in jail in the US, most for drug-related offences.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

March 2, 2016

Category: DR News |

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