All About Dominican Republic

CARIBBEAN / 1 MAY 2014

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested a key operative from Italy's 'Ndrangheta mafia who was allegedly developing a cocaine trafficking route, underscoring the group's growing presence in this region.

CARIBBEAN / 17 APR 2014

The proportion of drugs trafficked through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the space of five years, according to US officials, adding weight to the persistent warnings that traffickers…

CARIBBEAN / 21 FEB 2014

Anti-drugs police in the Dominican Republic have revealed how a micro-trafficking network paid local cops over $100,000 in bribes each month, showing how the domestic drug market is spawning ever…

CARIBBEAN / 17 OCT 2013

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have declared they are on course to break the record drug seizures made in 2012, in a further sign of the growing importance of the…

CARIBBEAN / 16 SEP 2013

While homicide rates in the Dominican Republic are middle of the road compared to the rest of the region, deaths are highly concentrated and hidden in poor sectors of the…

CARIBBEAN / 2 SEP 2013

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have discovered a drug lab described as the largest ever found in the Caribbean, supporting suggestions that the Caribbean is increasing in importance again for…

CARIBBEAN / 28 AUG 2013

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested an ex-soldier on drugs charges, forcibly retired 68 police officers for misconduct, and re-opened a money laundering investigation into a former president, highlighting…

CARIBBEAN / 12 AUG 2013

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have broken up a people smuggling ring that moved Cubans to Puerto Rico, highlighting how criminal groups are cashing in on new routes now taken…

CARIBBEAN / 23 JUL 2013

In Caribbean locations like the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, criminal groups have established clear-cut alliances with political parties and sectors of the state. By doing so, they are arguably…

CARIBBEAN / 18 JUN 2013

The Dominican military has begun patrolling the streets alongside the country's police force in an effort to reduce high crime levels, a move sure to feed concerns over the blending…

CARIBBEAN / 22 MAY 2013

During the first five months of 2013, the US has deported 511 Dominican nationals on drug charges, a significant increase from the same time period last year and evidence of…

CARIBBEAN / 20 MAY 2013

Police in the Dominican Republic have broken up a criminal operation that smuggled in children from Haiti then forced them to beg on the streets, highlighting a common crime facilitated…

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