Opposition party deputy accused of ties to drug trafficking


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Feb 20, 2019

She was running for a deputy position in Congress for La Vega province in the 5 July 2020 presidential and congressional election. But on Monday, 29 June, state prosecutors announced the arrest of Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) candidate to deputy for La Vega Rosa Amalia Pilarte López. Preliminary reports are that she is arrested on accusations of irregularities in financial transactions for RD$2.5 billion and of being part of a drug trafficking network. The network allegedly is head by her husband, Miguel Arturo López Florencio (Miky Lopez), and their mutual son José Miguel López Pilarte, who is a La Vega city councilor. The three were arrested. The prosecutors have 48-hours to present the formal accusations against them.

During the arrest, the prosecutors reporting the seizure of several luxury vehicles, including two Porsches, one McLaren and two Ferraris...
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