No break to drug deals

The National Drug Control Department (DNCD) announced the seizure of 109 kilos of cocaine at the Las Americas International Airport and on a beach in La Altagracia province yesterday. Listin Diario writes that Leandro Alberto Acosta, Norton Odalis Mateo Beltre and Reginaldo Carrion Lopez were found in possession of 74 packets of drugs. The three men were shipping the drugs to Italy hidden in a consignment of crafts, and had gone to terminal 8 of Las Americas International Airport to prepare the shipment for travel. The remaining drugs, 40 packets, were found at Los Corales beach in Bavaro, although the authorities have not detained any suspects. Officials also reported the arrest of two men who were trying to fly to Boston, Massachusetts with drugs in their stomachs and a Spanish man with three liters of liquid cocaine and liquid heroin in his possession.