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Following an intelligence operation, the National Drug Control Agency (DNCD) reports seizing a suspect cargo of 540 kilos of cocaine from a boat that had arrived from South America. Five Venezuelans were arrested. The suspect cocaine was in 23 packs inside the speed boat inspected off the southeastern coast of San Pedro de Macorís.

Units of the National Drug Control Agency (DNCD), the Dominican Navy, the Air Force, and the Public Prosecution Office (Attorney General Office) participated.

A DNCD note explains the drug control units deployed an extensive aerial, maritime and land operation off San Pedro de Macoris, when the speed boat was detained. On board were the 540 packages of a substance presumed to be cocaine, and two bales of a vegetable, presumably marijuana.

Venezuelans were apprehended on board and sent to jail at the DNCD headquarters. The names...

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