Dominican Republic’s ruling party got drug money, top official says - The Presidency’s Adviser on drugs affirmed Monday that president Leonel Fernandez isn’t being provided “loyal” information on the two most wanted fugitives, and revealed that one of them made “important” contributions to political parties, including the ruling PLD.

Marino Vinicio Castillo (Vincho) made reference to the Puerto Rican fugitive Josè Figueroa Agosto and his alleged paramour the Dominican Sobeida Fèliz, sought in connection with the seizure of 4.6 million dollars.

He also said that they are still in the country.  “I do not believe that they have gone abroad. They are both here.”

He said he suspects Feliz is hiding out in a tourism complex in the country and protected by some “fat fish” of organized crime, since the fugitives face a higher risk of capture abroad and affirmed that Figueroa’s 11 identity cards reveal the fact that he has to have “powerful relations” in different areas.

“That person had 11 identities and made powerful relations with the Dominican political and social world,” and revealed that Figueroa made “important” contributions to political parties, including the ruling PLD party.

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