El Cacique del Este asks to be extradited


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Feb 20, 2019

Known as the cacique of the eastern region, Juan José de la Cruz Morales (El Don, Wander), is expected to be the first Dominican linked to the Operation Falcon drug trafficking and money laundering network to be extradited to the United States to stand for drug trafficking charges. He was arrested and is in jail in the maximum security wing of Najayo Jail. He submitted a request for voluntary extradition to the United States to the Supreme Court of Justice. It is now known that there was an arrest warrant for De la Cruz Morales in effect since 2019, but the past authorities did not execute it. President Luis Abinader needs to sign the extradition decree.

As reported, De la Cruz Morales is the owner of the three fuel stations in the eastern municipality of Miches, El Seibo province. During the Operation Falcon prosecutor raid last week...

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