Dominican authorities seize $20 million in Ecstasy

By Terrapinzflyer · Oct 31, 2009 · ·
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    Dominican authorities seize $20 million in Ecstasy

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities have confiscated $20 million in Ecstasy tablets at an airport — the largest seizure of the drug in the Caribbean country's history.

    Authorities say four Dominicans were arrested as they tried to smuggle tobacco boxes filled with Ecstasy tablets onto a flight to Guatemala. Two other suspects are wanted by police.

    National Drug Control Agency chief Rolando Rosado Mateo said Friday that the seizure was the result of a two-month investigation into a drug ring that uses illegal laboratories to manufacture Ecstasy and amphetamines.
    The suspects were arrested Thursday at the Las Americas International Airport in the capital, Santo Domingo.

    Published: October 30, 2009

    COMMENT been a bad couple days for ecstasy- several substantial busts in various countries...

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    Dominican Republic police seize 1 million pseudo-ephedrine pills

    Havana, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Dominican Republic's anti-drug agents have seized a load of 1 million pseudo-ephedrine pills for the production of the synthetic drug ecstasy, the country's National Department of Drugs Control (DNCD) said on Sunday.

    The drugs were seized on Friday at the cargo terminal of Las Americas International Airport in the Dominican Republic, which were addressed to Guatemala as a shipment of cigars in a commercial airliner, said the DNCD in a communique.

    The DNCD said its agents had detained the drug senders, a couple and two employees, and were looking for more suspects.

    "It was an international network which used the Dominican Republic as a bridge to send these kinds of substances to Central America," DNCD chief General Rolando Rosado said.

    Ecstasy is a very popular and powerful drug used by low-income drug addicts and gangsters. Investigations are underway on the origin of the pills and how they were trafficked into the country. 2009-11-02 08:57:58
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