Major government drug haul in Barahona

So far in 2022, the government agencies involved in the efforts to reduce drug trafficking in and around the Dominican Republic have seized a bit over 20 metric tons of drugs, mainly cocaine.

Just last weekend, the authorities seized a fast boat, suspect to have traveled here from Venezuela with a cargo of 329 blocks of cocaine. Its three crew members, two Dominicans and a Venezuelan, were arrested.

The small craft was picked up just off the coast of the small town of Enriquillo, to the south of Barahona by units of the Dominican Armada and its Fast Reaction Team.

The persons arrested are now in the custody of the Justice Department and will be indicted for violation of Law 50-88 regarding controlled substances.

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18 July 2022