Warrants issued for at least 6 suspects in drivers’ murders
San Pedro, Dominican Republic.- The Office of the Prosecutor of San Pedro de Macoris has identified at least six suspects named in as many arrest warrants in connection with the gang that killed taxi, truck and bus drivers to steal their vehicles, and then allegedly sell them in Haiti.
Although they didn’t reveal the names, they are the main suspects in the ‘Pit of Executioners’ case of murders and vehicle thefts which has rocked the East region.
They said the gang, five of whose alleged members are in custody, hired bus, taxi s and truck drivers for transport services or tours, and then gagged, placed a plastic bag over their head and hurled them presumably alive down a pit.
The case broke when, after several days since reported missing, four of the drivers’ bodies were found in a 30-meter deep pit, in an abandoned house in the town Juan Dolio. Another victim’s body was found tied to a cinder block in the Higuamo River in San Pedro.
Charged thus far have been Radhames Ramirez Rodriguez and Jaime Valentin Encarnacion, both being held to await trial.
June 1, 2016
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