Dominican in violent drug enterprise extradited from Dom Rep to New York

therepublic.com — Authorities in New York say a suspect has been extradited from the Dominican Republic in connection with a violent drug enterprise.

The U.S. attorney in Manhattan says Orlando Rodriguez is among nine people charged in a 40-count indictment handed up in August.

Federal authorities say the so-called "Rodriguez Enterprise" trafficked marijuana, engaged in murders and other violent acts, and transported and laundered millions of dollars.

The group was based primarily in the Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods of upper Manhattan. Prosecutors say it also invested in property and laundered money in Florida and the Dominican Republic.

 

 

Many Dominicans nabbed in major NY State drug bust

DominicanToday.com - Several Dominicans were detained Wednesday in the operation "Southbound," which busted cells and strategic drug trafficking points operating in northern towns in Upstate New York, mostly Syracuse, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.

The raids and searches netter 39 suspects, conducted by various law enforcement agencies and New York State troopers, who seized 10 kilos of pure cocaine, with an estimated street value of $US1.0 million.

The state attorney said the operation dismantled a powerful and dangerous gang that distributed drugs in that part of the state, including Buffalo, Syracuse, Cortland and Watertown.

He said the 9-month investigation with 100 hours of surveillance and taped phone conversations uncovered the narcotic traffickers’ operations in the area.

The 39 suspects were charged with selling and possessing controlled substances, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to commit crimes.

If convicted, the defendants Alexander Galán, Juan Galán, Geraldo González, Ricardo Martino Serrano, Oscar Morales, Deborah Oliva, Santos Oliver, Carlos Orta, Jimmy Peña and Lisette Tejeda could face life in prison.

Also Donald Abrams, Ravaughn Baker, Lyle Camige, Terrace Carter, Joseph Crosson, Kamara Davidson, Danielle Garrow, Tamara Glover, Shane Granger, Corey D. Grier, Lisa Spector, Tony King, Billy Pringle, Toshiro Scott, Gerry Lee Stewart y Nadine, Raymond y Terrance Williams.

 

Ex Senator’s son in 140K cocaine bust surrenders

DominicanToday.com - The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) on Wednesday announced that Martin Noe Sterling Villalón, wanted on a drug bust on Tuesday of more than 140 kilos of cocaine, surrendered to authorities.

DNCE spokesman Roberto Lebron provided the information on his Twitter account, less than 24 hours after the raid of a home in the beach resort Guayacanes (east).

The official said Sterling Villalón owns the142 kilos of cocaine seized in the beach house property of his father Noe Sterling Vasquez, ex senator from Barahona province and Chief of Staff to the late president, Joaquin Balaguer.  

Sterling Villalon was also arrested but later released in the case of the 2008 execution of seven Colombians in Paya, Bani.

Lebron added that the house was used as a warehouse to store drugs, “and because it is on the water, we suspect it was smuggled from the sea".

 

Here photo of the Dominicans napped in NY:

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