The National Drug Control Agency (DNCD) reported seizing two suitcases with 10 packages of a white powder suspect to be cocaine weighing 95 lbs on board a Caribe Tours bus. A canine unit sniffed out the drugs when the bus stopped at the military checkpoint at Copey in Montecristi. The drugs were inside 10 packages inside two black suitcases in the luggage section of the bus.
32-year old driver, Luis Javier Peña was arrested. The bus was traveling on the Manzanillo-Santo Domingo route.
On board were 13 other people who were investigated and released by the authorities. The vehicle, the drugs and the detained driver were taken to the DNCD in Montecristi for the corresponding legal procedures.
Read more in Spanish:El Caribe
22 October 2020
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