All About Dominican Republic

CARIBBEAN / 28 MAR 2013

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have confiscated 1.9 tons of cocaine, bringing the amount seized in the first three months of this year to more than half of that…

CARIBBEAN / 21 MAR 2013

The Dominican Republic has arrested 35 security officials in connection with a drug shipment, exposing the level of corruption in the country, and challenging assertions by the US that drug…

CARIBBEAN / 18 FEB 2013

A newly inaugurated radar in western Puerto Rico will form a key part of the government's intensified campaign against drug trafficking, authorities said.

CARIBBEAN / 12 FEB 2013

The Dominican Republic plans to buy new equipment for maritime surveillance to track the increasing boat traffic coming from the Isthmus and South America.

CARIBBEAN / 15 JAN 2013

So far this year, the Dominican Republic has already seized more than a quarter of the total amount of cocaine it confiscated in 2012, illustrating the country's growing importance as…

CARIBBEAN / 7 JAN 2013

The former lover of Puerto Rican drug lord Jose David Figueroa Agosto has accused a presidential candidate in the Dominican Republic of taking $300,000 in bribes from the drug trafficker. …

CARIBBEAN / 2 JAN 2013

At least 290 people were killed by police in the Dominican Republic in 2012, amidst a backdrop of declining public safey and increased drug trafficking in this Caribbean nation.

CARIBBEAN / 17 DEC 2012

Authorities in the Dominican Republic reported arresting 26 people and seizing millions of dollars worth of assets linked to an international money laundering ring that moved millions of dollars between…

CARIBBEAN / 13 DEC 2012

Officials broke up an international drug trafficking ring in the Dominican Republic, providing yet another indication of the country’s growing role in the trafficking of drugs through the Caribbean.

CARIBBEAN / 1 NOV 2012

The Dominican Republic will extradite retired general and former high-level anti-drug official Francisco Hiraldo Guerrero to the United States, where he is charged with drug trafficking.

CARIBBEAN / 31 OCT 2012

The Dominican Republic has arrested seven Czech suspected gang members, illustrating the Caribbean country's growing importance as a hub for transnational organized crime.

CARIBBEAN / 8 OCT 2012

More than 500 Dominican officials have been purged from the country’s police and military in the last five years for ties to drug trafficking groups, a worrying sign for the…

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