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Employees fired at Las Americas for extortion

The director of the Customs Office, Vicente Sanchez Baret, has ordered the transfer of more than 90 employees and the firing of supervisors and inspectors at the Las Americas International Airport after receiving claims from passengers of extortion and reports of contraband at the country’s main airport. The decision comes after the press revealed that …
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Employees fired at Las Americas for extortion

The director of the Customs Office, Vicente Sanchez Baret, has ordered the transfer of more than 90 employees and the firing of supervisors and inspectors at the Las Americas International Airport after receiving claims from passengers of extortion and reports of contraband at the country’s main airport. The decision comes after the press revealed that …
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New ministers at Tourism and Interior & Police

As expected, President Hipolito Mejía has appointed four new deputy ministers at the Ministry of Interior and Police seeking to help resolve the crisis at that department which followed the transfer of its former Minister, Rafael Suberví, to the Ministry of Tourism. News reports say the new Minister of Interior and Police, Pedro Franco Badía, …