Otros 481 paquetes droga decomisados

Another 481 drug packages seized

Santo Domingo.-The National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD), the Navy, the Air Force and other state intelligence agencies seized 481 packages, presumably cocaine, on the coast of the province of Barahona.

The authorities, after sighting a speedboat, mounted an extensive surveillance and monitoring operation throughout the coastal coastline of the aforementioned province, having air and maritime units to intercept and capture the occupants of the boat, which would have arrived in the country from from Southamerica.

Once the operation began, the DNCD and members of the Navy intercepted the boat, some 23 feet long, several nautical miles east of the coast of the municipality of Paraíso, where they arrested two men and seized 16 sacks containing the 481 packages of the substance.

In the joint operation, it was also possible to occupy a 75-horsepower outboard motor, 10 jugs of fuel, a tarp, water, food, among other evidence.

Official agencies maintain close cooperation, which, together with the articulation of new strategies, translates into major blows to national and international drug trafficking networks, whose mode of operation is to bring important drug shipments from South America in speedboats.

So far this year 2022, the Dominican authorities have caught 19,049 kilograms (19 tons) of different drugs, most of the confiscated narcotics, more than 90 percent, corresponds to cocaine.

The detainees, two Dominicans, are being placed at the disposal of the Public Ministry of the province of Barahona, while the investigation is deepened, to locate and arrest other possible links to the frustrated attempt to introduce the stash into Dominican territory.

The 481 drug packages are being sent under chain of custody to the National Institute of Forensic Sciences (INACIF), which will determine in its analysis the exact type and weight of the substance seized yesterday during the operation that involved several state agencies.

hit the narco

—1— Input
The southern region is the maritime space most used by drug traffickers to try to introduce drugs into the country.
—2— Operations
In two years the authorities have seized dozens of tons of narcotics.

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