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Dominican police face consistent accusations of corruption
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Purge, Arrest, Investigation Highlight Corruption in Dominican Republic

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested an ex-soldier on drugs charges, forcibly retired 68 police officers for misconduct, and re-opened a money...
Haitian migrants trying to reach Isla Mona
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Dominican People Smugglers Trafficked Cubans to Puerto Rico

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have broken up a people smuggling ring that moved Cubans to Puerto Rico, highlighting how criminal groups are cashing in on...
Jamaica gangs like Shower Posse have political roots
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How Caribbean Organized Crime is Replacing the State

In Caribbean locations like the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, criminal groups have established clear-cut alliances with political parties and sectors of the...
A military patrol in the Dominican Republic
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Dominican Military Patrol Streets To Fight Crime

The Dominican military has begun patrolling the streets alongside the country's police force in an effort to reduce high crime levels, a move sure to feed concerns...
Deportees arriving to the Dominican Republic
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US Deports Over 500 Dominicans on Drug Charges in 2013

During the first five months of 2013, the US has deported 511 Dominican nationals on drug charges, a significant increase from the same time period last year and...
Haitian children beg on the streets of Santa Domingo
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Dominican Police Dismantle Haitian Child Trafficking Ring

Police in the Dominican Republic have broken up a criminal operation that smuggled in children from Haiti then forced them to beg on the streets, highlighting a...
Cocaine seized off Dominican Republic coast in January
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Dominican Republic Makes 3rd Major Drug Bust of 2013

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have confiscated 1.9 tons of cocaine, bringing the amount seized in the first three months of this year to more than half of...
Dominican anti-drug head Rolando Rosado Mateo
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Dominican Republic Drug Bust Shows Air Trafficking Routes Still Active

The Dominican Republic has arrested 35 security officials in connection with a drug shipment, exposing the level of corruption in the country, and challenging...
Puerto Rico's radar system
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Puerto Rico Activates Radar to Track Drug Trafficking

A newly inaugurated radar in western Puerto Rico will form a key part of the government's intensified campaign against drug trafficking, authorities...
Multimodal Caucedo port in the Dominican Republic
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Dominican Republic Cuts Air Routes, Forcing Traffickers to Go by Sea

The Dominican Republic plans to buy new equipment for maritime surveillance to track the increasing boat traffic coming from the Isthmus and South...
Some of the 1.8 tons of cocaine seized, January 2013
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Dominican Republic Already Set for Record Year in Cocaine Seizures

So far this year, the Dominican Republic has already seized more than a quarter of the total amount of cocaine it confiscated in 2012, illustrating the country's...
Miguel Vargas Maldonado
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‘Dominican Presidential Candidate Took Bribes from Drug Lord’

The former lover of Puerto Rican drug lord Jose David Figueroa Agosto has accused a presidential candidate in the Dominican Republic of taking $300,000 in...