20 Tons of Drugs Seized and 20.000 criminals put in prison in Dominican Republic
(Prensa Latina) The National Directorate for the Control of Drugs (DNCD) and other institutions from the Dominican Republic seized 20.7 tons of different drugs in 2017, said today authorities of DNCD.


Most of the amount, 15.2 tons, was seized by DNCD agents.

According to the most recent reports issued by the authorities from the Dominican Republic, 90 percent of the drug seized came from Colombia through Venezuela and belong to three large groups operating in South America, one of them and the best known is El Malecon, the top leader of which is imprisoned in Colombian prisons.

Another group operating in the aforementioned border is the so-called La Sociedad, which is also involved in drug trafficking to the Caribbean, a path to reach the United States and Europe, as final destination.

And the third one operates as a simple criminal organization, which, according to the media from the Dominican Republic, works for El Malecon.

More than 20,000 people, from the Dominican Republic and other countries, mostly from Haiti, Venezuela and Colombia, were imprisoned in the Dominican Republic from July to September 2017.

Director of DNCD vice Admiral Edmundo Felix Pimentel said that since he was appointed, tightened measures were taken in the south and east of the country because drug groups preferred these areas for their operations.
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