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Dominican Republic seized 10+ tons of drugs in 2016

Santo Domingo.- The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) on Monday reported having seized over 10 tons of drugs in 2016, calling it a positive end for the year in the fight against drug trafficking.

It also said it halted the transfer of several tons of drugs across Dominican territory.

In a statement, the DNCD stressed the cooperation by the Armed Forces, the National Police, the Justice Ministry and other law enforcement agencies in the war on drugs, organized crime and other felonies. “The year just ended, the anti-narcotics agency seized more than 10 tons of different drugs in ports, airports and other parts of the country.”

The DNCD said to fight drugs traffickers, it arrested hundreds of people in the over 20,000 searches, over 500 raids were carried out, “actions that led to the dismantling of important national and international drug trafficking structures.”

It adds that it confiscated 8,448 kilos of cocaine, 68.1 of heroin and 1,518 kilos of marijuana. “In general terms, Dominican authorities seized 13, 748 kilos of drugs in Dominican territory.

Source: DT

Jan 2, 2017

Category: DR News |

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