All About Dominican Republic

CARIBBEAN / 2 OCT 2012

Anti-narcotics authorities in the Dominican Republic announced they had dismantled a drug trafficking ring that used commercial airplanes to smuggle cocaine from Venezuela to the Caribbean, shining a light on…

CARIBBEAN / 14 SEP 2012

A new United States Senate report argues that the Caribbean faces a potential security crisis, and that the US must take action to prevent a future increase in drug trafficking…

CARIBBEAN / 7 SEP 2012

Officials in the Dominican Republic seized more than 1.5 tons of cocaine bound for the United States, bringing the total amount of cocaine seized in the country in the past…

CARIBBEAN / 20 JUL 2012

A top anti-narcotics official in the Dominican Republic has claimed that foreign mafias and cartels are at fault for the Dominican Republic’s drug problems.

CARIBBEAN / 28 FEB 2012

Plans for a US-funded naval station on an island off the coast of the Dominican Republic have sparked a controversy over sovereignty and natural resource issues.

CARIBBEAN / 12 DEC 2011

Dominican authorities have announced the arrest of Miguel Rivera Diaz, alias "Bolo," one of Puerto Rico's most wanted drug traffickers.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 7 DEC 2011

In an effort to battle organized crime, the governments of Mexico and the Dominican Republic have signed a new security treaty, agreeing to share intelligence on transnational criminal groups.

CARIBBEAN / 9 NOV 2011

A State Department official predicts that over the next few years traffickers will increasingly return to using the Caribbean to smuggle drugs into the U.S.

CARIBBEAN / 20 SEP 2011

The Dominican Republic’s top drug official vowed to continue his agency’s fight against organized crime and drug trafficking after his deputy was gunned down in Santo Domingo.

CARIBBEAN / 2 SEP 2011

The trial of nine suspected Puerto Rican hitmen, accused of at least five gangland murders, has begun in the Dominican Republic.

CARIBBEAN / 15 JUL 2011

The president of the Dominican Republic called on the U.S. to increase anti-drug trafficking aid to the island nation, which is in need of more technical equipment to better monitor…

CARIBBEAN / 26 MAY 2011

The Dominican Republic is tightening controls on fuel sales in a bid to reduce the number of drug flights that use it as a refueling point, as the island remains…

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