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The National Police says it was not a fire, nor a terrorist attack on the Dominican government, nor was it directed at the airport itself. It was a simple robbery to resell the copper wiring. The National Police arrested a 21-year-old, along with his brother, and is accusing them of cutting the electricity cables that feed the runway lights at the Las Americas International Airport (AILA), delaying several flights and detouring others to other airports.

The two brothers, who live near the airport, reportedly gained entry by using a little-known path that borders the airport to the east between the Las Americas International Airport and the Multimodal Caucedo Port. The Police accuses them of stealing some 800 feet of costly and heavy electrical cable, along with some transformers and connectors from the head of runway 35, thus forcing the...

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