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Cocaine Seizure, Murder Surge in US Caribbean

Authorities seized more than half a ton of cocaine from a house on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas, while Puerto Rico authorities reported a surge in murders...
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Puerto Rican Kingpin Sees Ex Make Plea Bargain

The ex-wife of Puerto Rican drug kingpin Jose Figueroa Agosto has made a plea bargain with prosecutors in the Dominican Republic, admitting that she laundered money...
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Puerto Rico’s Drug-Baseball Connection?

One of the most powerful traffickers in Puerto Rico, Angel Ayala Vazquez, was reportedly convicted Tuesday on drug trafficking charges, along with his brother, Luis...
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Corruption in Dominican Security Forces Aids Drug Trafficking

More than 5,000 members of the Dominican security forces have been fired over the last three years amid accusations of widespread corruption, as Hispaniola remains...
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Police Arrest Brother of Puerto Rican Kingpin

Police in Puerto Rico arrested 17 people yesterday accused of ties to the island's most notorious drug trafficker, Jose Figueroa Capsula, alias "Junior Capsula,"...