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Suspect in ‘air cocaine’ case arrives in the Dominican Republic

French national Christophe Naudin, extradited from Egypt, arrived in the country after midnight Friday, and taken to the Ciudad Nueva courthouse in the capital of Santo Domingo.

He’s expected to be taken before a National District judge later today or Saturday.

Naudin arrived Egypt 12:30am at Las Americas Airport on Delta Airlines flight 497 from Egypt after a stopover in New York City, escorted by Dominican Republic Interpol director Braulio Felix and another official .

He was received by France consul Stephan Sobanski and several Dominican officials.

After processing by Immigration sand medical examinations, Naudin left at 1:50am and guarded by more than seven vehicles on a motorcade traveling at high speed towards the capital, where he was taken to a cell at the Ciudad Nueva courthouse at 2:12am and will remain there until his arraignment within the next 48 hours.

Justice minister Francisco Dominguez on Thursday said French national Christophe Naudin, charged with planning the escape of two French pilots, faces a prison sentence as long as 10 years.

He said Naudin, extradited Thursday by Egyptian authorities after his arrest by Interpol last week, will arrive in the country early Friday.

Dominguez said prosecutors will seek pretrial detention for the French national, and will be interrogated as soon as he arrives in the country.

The official spoke after the third ministers meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) revolving presidency.

Source: DT

March 5, 2016

Category: DR News |

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