|DominicanToday.com - The Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) on Friday arrested two La Vega city officials both wanted in the United States on drug trafficking charges.
DNCD spokesman Ramón Rodríguez said the agents detained Pedro Ramon Sanchez Almonte (Chito), a City councilman for the opposition PRD party and Julio Cesar Valerio in the street Balilo Gomez on an arrest warrant issued by the Supreme Court, after an extradition request by the Miami South District Court.
Sanchez and Valerio are accused of conspiracy to posses with intention to distribute cocaine in 1999 in Florida, from where they fled to Dominican Republic.
When detained Sanchez had a Lieutenant’s ID of the La Vega Municipal Police, issued during the tenure of the ex mayor Fauto Ruiz, and a second national ID card (cedula).
Update, Full story from Miami Herald