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    Suppose someone told you this PURELY hypothetical situation :

    Hypothetical friends recently moved into a condo on the North Coast. They since discovered that they have a resident drug dealer renting there, apparently doing a thriving business out of his residence. In discussing this with other residents, the other residents would appear to be aware of the situation, but do not want to become involved - reprisals and also the fact that it is commonly known that when Dominican Drug Enforcement "raid", they hassle, raid, invade, and generally terrorize everyone within walking and talking distance.

    Needless to say, the situation for our hypothetical friends is very bad, and obviously terribly unsafe - lots of strangers visiting at all hours.

    Again, in this PURELY hypothetical situation, does anyone have any suggestions, thoughts, advice, or any previous experience in a similar PURELY hypothetical situation, that they could offer to our hypothetical friends ?

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    Fight or move.
    Those are the 2 options.
    Enduring it would just ruin their lives and they surely didn't move to the tropics to be unhappy.

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    Did they buy the condo, or are they renting?

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    Try calling INTERPOL you might have better luck than with the locals. But do it from a call center that way the phone cannot be traced to you.

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    They should go for a vacation, and during the vacation time make anonymous call to DNCD (I even heard a complain can be file don their website - good to do form Intyernet cafe).

    So when they are on vacation, their house would nto get raided.

    Also, remember, to make any raid, a fisacal or his assistant MUST be present, and they cannto just raid any apartment in a condo complex, anyhow the fiscal is present any any troubles you can address directly with fiscalia.

    Look, things move here - a friend's wife's nephew was beaten by an off duty cop. He was talking to his girlfriend, and some guy came and started loitering around. He asked him politely to leave. the guy went away and came witha friend of his - a "teniente". He started beating the guy and even fired a shot in the air. The barrio came in and everything turned into a "gran lio". The PN cops came in, he showed him his teniente ID, and the "patrulla" did nothing. Moments later, the guy that initiated the trouble and his cop friend left.
    The cop is from Higuey but works in Santo Domingo.

    The next day, my friend's wife went to fiscalia, and also spoke with PN coronel, along with a witness, and the "Barrio Policia" guy who witnessed everything, they brought the capsule from the fired shot, and the cop that fired in the air and started beating the nephew, is now being seeked and an arrest warrant has been issued by the judge. These people are not any prominents, they are regular dominicans, but apparently abuse is not being tolerated neither by the local coronel nor by fiscal.

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    Life is too short to deal with such a long and possible bad outcome. Fight or flight, your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Did they buy the condo, or are they renting?
    They are owners.

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    This is exactly the problem - why should anyone - owner or renter - have to call Interpol (anonymously) or secretly leave on a short vacation, and have the Drug Police do their nasty, while they're away ? What about all the other unfortunate (and completely innocent) residents who happen to be home that day ? No wonder people take the "I don't want to get involved" attitude. Makes you wonder who the bad guys are.

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    If they are foreign nationals, I would call their own embassays and send the information through that channel..

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    Snitching never pays off. What do you expect to gain?
    In the best case you would get a drug raid by the DNCD in your condo, which is really no fun. But it could also get worse. You don't know who in the police is also involved in this business. And you can figure out for yourself how they would react about someone who sticks his nose into their business and even tells them about it.
    If you simply look the other way, you have nothing to be afraid of. The worst-case scenario could possibly be a drug raid some day. But this is what you can expect for sure, if you get involved.
    So why snitching? You have nothing to win, you only could get into a lot of trouble.

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