|SANTO DOMINGO – The decapitated bodies of two men were found in the southern Dominican Republic, the National Police said.|
The men, whose arms were also cut off, were apparently murdered in Sabana Grande de Palenque, a town in the southern province of San Cristobal, where the mutilated bodies were found on Saturday.
The heads, which were burned, and an arm were later found in a bag in Nizao, a city in the southeastern part of the country, the National Police said.
National Police chief Jose Polanco Gomez has assigned a team from the Central Criminal Investigations Agency to take over the case.
Investigators are trying to identify the victims, the National Police said.
source: Latin American Herald Tribune
September 20th, 2010
Three policemen charged in gruesome Dominican Republic murders
DominicanToday.com - Two majors and a sergeant of the National Police were arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of the cousins Vladimir Paulino Consuegra and Marcos Figueroa Ferreira, both found beheaded two weeks ago in an alleged shakedown of five kilos of heroin.
Both had allegedly stolen the drug by swapping a suitcase in which the heroin would be sent from Las Americas International Airport to Spain.
The authorities have yet to locate the drug and whom would take it aboard the plane still hasn’t been determined, but did uncover that the heads of a network of “mules” who take drugs to Spain discovered the attempted shakedown.
The beheaded youngsters had changed the suitcase for a similar one in the airport, took the drug and upon returning to Santo Domingo, were intercepted by its owners who kidnapped and killed them with one shot to the head each and then beheaded them.
The Police and the Drugs Control Agency look into the agents’ potential accomplices with airport security entities, including the Airport Security Service.
Ferreira had arrived from Puerto Rico two months ago where he resided with his father. Their bodies were found Saturday of last week in a farm on the highway to Nizao (south).