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Nearly 20 gang members arrested last week in New York City were of Dominican descent.

Arrests Highlight Role of Dominican Crime Groups in International Drug Trade

Authorities say the majority of some 20 gang members detained in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City last week were Dominican, shedding light on how the low...
Former Lieutenant John Percival Matos who led the group of bank robbers

Ex-Military Bank Robbers in DR Highlight Security Force Corruption

The case of a group of bank robbers in the Dominican Republic headed by a former member of the military raises concerns about corruption and criminalization within...
Captured drug trafficking suspect Juan Abraham Leguía Manzur

‘Most Wanted’ Peru Drug Trafficker Captured in Dominican Republic

A suspected drug trafficker named earlier this year on Peru’s list of most wanted fugitives has been captured in the Dominican Republic, another sign that Peruvian...
Former Dominican Republic anti-drug chief Carlos Fernández Valerio

Dominican Republic’s Former Anti-Drug Chief Sentenced to 20 Years

The Dominican Republic's former top anti-narcotics official was sentenced to 20 years in prison for cocaine theft in a case that illustrates how the island's...
General Attorney- Dominican Republic

New Dominican Republic AG Must Fight More than Crime

The Dominican Republic’s new attorney general faces big challenges in combatting the organized crime that has made the island nation a hub for drug trafficking in...
Carlos Cota Lama, the leader of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD)

Dominican Republic Politician Warns of Criminal Influence in Politics

The head of a major political party in the Dominican Republic has become the latest high-profile figure to denounce the influence of organized crime in the...
Dominican Republic Armed Forces

Dominican Military Accused of Trafficking Arms from US Suppliers

High ranking members of the Dominican Republic security forces have been arrested for arms trafficking in a case that reveals how corrupt networks of officials...

Faux Pax? A Look at the Dominican Republic’s Plunging Murder Rate

The Dominican Republic is boasting its lowest murder rates in years, but these figures could merely be concealing a larger threat from more sophisticated...
DNCD officers display seized drugs

Dominican Republic Claims Drug Traffickers Turning to Haiti

Officials in the Dominican Republic assert drug traffickers are now diverting shipments to neighboring Haiti, a suspicious claim that nonetheless highlights larger...
National Drug Council President Fidias Aristy

Extradition Helps Narcos Legalize Assets: Dominican Republic Official

The head of the Dominican Republic's anti-drug coordinating agency has criticized his country's extradition treaty with the United States for allowing drug...

Stalled Corruption Case in Dominican Republic Sparks Outrage

The recent acquittal of a senator accused of embezzling over $100 million has sparked protests in the Dominican Republic and a "crisis of faith" in the country's...
Courtroom sketch of Ralph Mata

Six Ways a DTO Used a Miami Police Lieutenant

Former Miami Police Lieutenant Ralph Mata's involvement in drug and arms trafficking, as well as money laundering, shows just how important a high-ranking policeman...