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Organized crime controls Dominican Republic authorities

Santo Domingo.- Outspoken senator Wilton Guerrero on Wednesday said the heads of drug cartels are in effect conducting Dominican Republic’s National Police, the antinarcotics agency (DNCD) and the Justice Ministry.

The legislator from southern Peravia province, who years ago accused the local police officials of having links with drug traffickers,  affirmed during a Senate session that society and the public are entitled to know more about the information and details of the case of a major drug shipment allegedly involving 30 National Police senior officials and officers.

The lawmaker of the ruling party (PLD) also said that together with the head of the Central Region Police Command, based in Santiago, is a colonel who’s allegedly involved with organized crime and drug trafficking.

He said all of the details of the criminal case are being handled in secrecy, discretely, for which it hasn’t been made public. “In the regional command based in Santiago, there is a deep crisis in the police operational management, which should draw the attention of the authorities at the highest levels.”

He noted that the Central Region Police Command has had six generals in less than a year, including well-known senior officers officials throughout the country.

Source: DT

Sep 9, 2016

Category: DR News |

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