Drug Dealer King Pin Arrested

mountainannie

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Note that this is all about a trafficer for distribution of drugs INSIDE the DR.. supposedly.

DNCD says major drug kingpin under arrest

Winston Risik Rodriguez, the alleged leader of a major drug dealing network operating in the country's eastern provinces, turned himself in hours after the authorities at the National Drug Control Agency (DNCD) and the Attorney General's Office called for him to surrender to the authorities to respond to charges against him, including drug trafficking, money laundering and illegal possession of weapons.

Rizik made the announcement of his surrender in a phone call to the "Gobierno de la tarde" radio talk show yesterday, Thursday 4 September 2014. He said he was turning himself in because he feared for his life.

When calling for his surrender, Attorney General Francisco Dominguez Brito described him as the most dangerous and wanted drug trafficker, and the leader of a major drug cartel. Dominguez pointed out that Rizik has been able to evade justice at all levels, even an extradition order from the United States.

The Attorney General said that several months of intelligence work had produced enough proof to support their accusation against him as one of the most powerful and influential drug cartel bosses.

Rizik Rodriguez (El Gallero) is being held in the DNCD cells and will be brought to justice today, Friday, 5 September 2014. His lawyers are Freddy Castillo and Pedro Duarte Canaan.

The authorities say that war weapons were found in one of his ranches in Monte Plata with bullets that can penetrate bulletproof vests. The weapons included a RM6572 multi-caliber rifle, a M-16 type rifle, caliber 5.56mm, a 12 shotgun brand Franchi Spa 15, a 12 shotgun Mossberg brand, and four chargers for M-16 rifles and two telescopic viewers for rifles. Six packages of cocaine were also confiscated.

DNCD chief, Major General Julio Cesar Souffront, said that Rizik was known as a prosperous businessman who owned ranches, cattle and cockfighting roosters.

In a press conference held after turning himself in, Rizik stated he was innocent of the charges. He said that he was not in hiding and that if he was arrested the authorities should also arrest Pascual Cabrera Ruiz and Julio Cesar Cabrera Ruiz, his archrivals in the eastern region. He claimed that Pascual Cabrera has tried to murder him on several occasions, as reported in El Dia.

The newspaper writes that the authorities are accusing both Rizik and Cabrera of engaging in what they describe as "a war" for the control of drug trafficking networks in the eastern region that were previously under Antonio del Rosario Puente (Tono Lena). Tono Lena was extradited to Puerto Rico where he is in jail, but he could be back within a year. As reported, the drug control wars have caused around 30 deaths in La Romana and Higuey.

El Dia reported that Rizik escaped from a US prison where he was serving time for drug trafficking. In 1995 he was arrested in the DR and remained in jail for five years while the local authorities discussed whether to extradite him to the US, but this never happened because the Supreme Court of Justice ruled that the deadline for extradition had expired.

Rizik told the press that he is not as high up in the drug-dealing world as the authorities are claiming. He said there are others who are much more powerful and that he had decided to turn himself in because he has no reason to evade the authorities.

Risik se entrega luego de dictarse orden de captura por narcotr?fico -

Winston Rizik se entrega ante presi?n de b?squeda - listindiario.com

Winston Rizik se entrega y se defiende - DiarioLibre.com
 

windeguy

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Does not really matter. Another will take his place. Too much money to be made. We will read the same story with a different name every few months. Prohibition does not work.
 

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No Reason for Fear

... Rizik escaped from a US prison where he was serving time for drug trafficking. In 1995 he was arrested in the DR and remained in jail for five years while the local authorities discussed whether to extradite him to the US, but this never happened...
Now, this should tell us something...
The guy was able to break out from a US prison and return to the DR.... ;)

...he had decided to turn himself in because he has no reason to evade the authorities.
Quite right.
Why hide from your friends and business partners......? :rolleyes:
This guy does not have much to fear.

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CristoRey

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How on earth this guy managed to escape the mighty grip of old uncle Sam and make down the DR
while being allowed to live as a free man for so many years is well deserving of a feature film. I guess
even the American government is powerless when it comes to they way things move here. I LOVE IT!
 

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Hippo or LF?

... while the local authorities discussed whether to extradite him to the US, but this never happened because the Supreme Court of Justice ruled that the deadline for extradition had expired.
And who was the president of the Dominican Republic then??? :rolleyes: ;)


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SANTO DOMINGO. - The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) last night arrested a fighting-cock dealer and drug trafficking convict, to extradite him to Puerto Rico, and Florida, where he?s wanted in connection with an international ring that introduced large amounts of cocaine to United States territory.

Winston Risik Rodriguez, a native of Nagua (north), but resides in Monte Plata and San Francisco de Macor?s, was arrested on the Noviembre 6 highway en route to San Crist?bal, on a Suprem Court (SCJ) warrant issued September 23.

Risik, alias Oscar, figures in two cases, one for 500 kilos of cocaine, for which he served several years in the Najayo prison, the DNCD said in a statement, adding that he?s being held in its compound.

It said Risik faces charges in the United States of possession and distribution of a controlled narcotic and substances (124 kilos of pure cocaine) and firearms, and will be handed over in extradition.

Risik also appears among the most wanted fugitives Florida, where his file is defined as a `major' case for having escaped from a jail in Pensacola, while serving a 96-month sentence.

From there he fled to Puerto Rico, where he continued his illicit activities, according to the U.S. Marshals and the DEA.

From Puerto Rico, the DNCD said, Risik entered the country as part of a ring of Colombians, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, a group arrested February, 1997, with 1,407 pounds of marijuana and 16 kilos of cocaine, a case for which he spent several years in jail.

SOURCE: diariolibre.com
 

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The faces of the criminals in both change but not much else. I am amazed at how many Dominicans are enthusistic about elections. In the DR you can fool most of the people most of the time.
 

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Does not really matter. Another will take his place. Too much money to be made. We will read the same story with a different name every few months. Prohibition does not work.
I don't know when people will start to learn, these guys practically "own the justice system" with the monetary power they achieved through the prohibition system!
 

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U have got to love the " arsenal".....2 shotguns and a M-16........
They better not raid my house.......
:classic:
 

windeguy

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I don't know when people will start to learn, these guys practically "own the justice system" with the monetary power they achieved through the prohibition system!
They need a lesson in history. The "wettest town" during prohibition was Washington, DC where the politicians had set up an office for their own bootlegger. It became a joke to the point where juries refused to find bootleggers guilty.

People do need smarten up about the failed drug war.