Venezuela nabs Dominican Air Force colonel with airplane full of drugs

DominicanToday.com - Venezuela’s authorities have taken Dominican Air Force (FAD) lieutenant colonel and pilot Carlos Quiñones into custody, for trying to fly a Falcon airplane with drugs to Dominican Republic, from a rural airport in that South American nation, news source diariolibre.com reports.

Quoting Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) sources, it said FAD chief of staff Israel A. Diaz confirmed the case yesterday, but declined to provide details.

Diariolibre.com reports it contacted the Venezuelan Embassy yesterday, whose press secretary Anabel Lugo affirmed they didn’t have details on the officer’s arrest, adding that its diplomatic offices don’t reveal information on ongoing investigations.

Diaz said the Venezuelan authorities, the FAD and the DNCD will conduct a joint investigation, according to the media outlet.

The facts In agreement with the information obtained by DL in sources  the DNCD, the lieutenant colonel Quiñones it was catched in Venezuela with a drug shipment it tried when them to remove from that country.

Diariolibre.com adds that Quiñones aroused the suspicion of Venezuela’s authorities when he arrived as a "hitchhiker" aboard a Dominican airline, but passed through the immigration desk as a crew member.

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