293 kg of cocaine seized in Dominican Republic
HAVANA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Authorities of the Dominican Republic announced Friday a large haul of narcotics and cash was found in two operations.
Altogether, the police found 293 kg of cocaine and 167,160 U.S. dollars.
According to information reaching here from Santo Domingo, the seizure was carried out on Thursday night during a joint operation of the National Direction of Drug Control (DNCD), the Central Anti-narcotic Direction from the National Police and the Public Ministry.
According to DNCD President Rolando Rosado Mateo, the drugs were seized in Buena Vista district in the capital, and the money was seized in Benny district, also in the capital.
Rosado said that a large number of officers had participated in the operation, who acted on intelligence which had taken 10 days to gather.
The police found the narcotics in 244 packs inside a pick-up, which was the property of Gabriel Arias Castillo, also known as "Alex el Pelotero," as well as 1,000 bullets, binoculars and tapes. Arias was arrested in the operation.
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