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Police Killings on the Rise in the Dominican Republic

At least 290 people were killed by police in the Dominican Republic in 2012, amidst a backdrop of declining public safey and increased drug trafficking in this...
Some of the detainees in a Santo Domingo court

Dominican Money Laundering Ring Moved Up to $70 Million per Year

Authorities in the Dominican Republic reported arresting 26 people and seizing millions of dollars worth of assets linked to an international money laundering ring...

International Drug Ring Busted in Dominican Republic

Officials broke up an international drug trafficking ring in the Dominican Republic, providing yet another indication of the country’s growing role in the...
Francisco Hiraldo Guerrero

Dominican Ex-General to be Extradited on Drug Trafficking Charges

The Dominican Republic will extradite retired general and former high-level anti-drug official Francisco Hiraldo Guerrero to the United States, where he is charged...
One of the Czech citizens arrested by Dominican police

Czech ‘Gang Members’ Arrested in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has arrested seven Czech suspected gang members, illustrating the Caribbean country's growing importance as a hub for transnational organized...
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Over 500 Dominican Police, Soldiers Dismissed for Drug Ties in 5 Years

More than 500 Dominican officials have been purged from the country’s police and military in the last five years for ties to drug trafficking groups, a worrying...
Caribair owner Rafael Rosado Fermin

Drug Arrests in Dominican Show Troubling Commercial-Military Ties

Anti-narcotics authorities in the Dominican Republic announced they had dismantled a drug trafficking ring that used commercial airplanes to smuggle cocaine from...
Coast Guard officials in Florida unload seized cocaine in March 2012

US Senators Warn of Potential ‘Security Crisis’ in Caribbean

A new United States Senate report argues that the Caribbean faces a potential security crisis, and that the US must take action to prevent a future increase in drug...
Dominican authorities announce the seizure of 1.5 tons of cocaine

Dominican Republic Seizes 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Officials in the Dominican Republic seized more than 1.5 tons of cocaine bound for the United States, bringing the total amount of cocaine seized in the country in...

Dominican Official Blames Drug Woes on Foreign Criminal Groups

A top anti-narcotics official in the Dominican Republic has claimed that foreign mafias and cartels are at fault for the Dominican Republic’s drug...

US-Funded Naval Base Stirs Controversy in Dominican Republic

Plans for a US-funded naval station on an island off the coast of the Dominican Republic have sparked a controversy over sovereignty and natural resource...

Puerto Rican Drug Lord Captured in Dominican Republic

Dominican authorities have announced the arrest of Miguel Rivera Diaz, alias "Bolo," one of Puerto Rico's most wanted drug...