Returning convicts up 50% on last year
Tuesday 4 April 2017, another 106 Dominican ex convicts arrived at Las Americas International Airport from New York, bringing the total number repatriated this year to 573, which is almost a 50% increase over the same time period last year.
The group includes 57 individuals convicted of drug dealing. The other repatriated ex-felons have served sentences for a number of other crimes, including homicide, robbery, assault, rape, fraud and forgery and kidnapping. Their sentences ranged from four to fifteen years, and they are aged between 43 and 57 years old.
The repatriated ex-cons were met at the airport by authorities from Migration, the National Police, Drug and Intelligence agencies, DNCD and DNI and other agencies. They were then taken to the Refugee center in Haina, San Cristobal where they were processed. Those with no outstanding warrants in the Dominican Republic were handed over to their families.
There still remain more than 8,000 Dominicans in United States prisons, mostly serving sentences for drug related crimes.
Source: DR1, Elnacional
Apr 7, 2017
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