Members of the J-2 Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, seized in the municipality of Moca, Espaillat province, a cigarette smuggling from Haiti, for a value of seven million pesos and they arrested at least one person.
It was revealed that immediately the Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa, ordered an exhaustive investigation of the case in order to determine the day, how and where the smuggling of cigarettes from Haiti was introduced into the country.
The number of cigarettes seized rises two million 758 thousand 780 units dand the Capital and Jaisalmer brands, which were distributed in 272 boxes for a value of seven million pesos, the named Félix García Guzmán being arrested.
The seizure occurred in a residence under construction located in the Los Pilones sector of the Municipality of Moca, as well as in the white truck, plate L-248052, which was in the patio of the house covered with tarps.
Several officers from the J-2 Intelligence Directorate traveled to the place from Santo Domingo and with the support of the judicial authorities of Moca they proceeded to carry out a search of said house, finding the smuggling of cigarettes valued at seven million pesos, being arrested Felix García Guzmán.
García Guzmán is being investigated by intelligence officials and members of the Public Ministry in order to obtain details of the smuggling of cigarettes from Haiti.
It was said that on instructions from the Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa, the J-2 officers try to establish with the driver Félix García Guzmán, if there was complicity at any border point for the introduction into the country of cigarette smuggling from Haiti.
The reports indicate that once the investigations of the case are concluded, the cigarettes will be delivered to the General Directorate of Customs, which is the body that proceeds to give final destination to the contraband goods seized at the border, ports and airports.
Both the J-2, National Army, Specialized Border Security Corps (Cesfront) and the General Directorate of Customs, have dealt this year, forceful blows to the smugglers of merchandise, even dismantling powerful groups of Dominicans, Haitians and from other nationalities.