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Cocaine seized off Dominican Republic coast in January

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

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

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

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

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

‘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...
Dominican Republic police

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...
Dominican soldiers

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...