SANTO DOMINGO. - The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) last night arrested a fighting-cock dealer and drug trafficking convict, to extradite him to Puerto Rico, and Florida, where he’s wanted in connection with an international ring that introduced large amounts of cocaine to United States territory.
Winston Risik Rodriguez, a native of Nagua (north), but resides in Monte Plata and San Francisco de Macorís, was arrested on the Noviembre 6 highway en route to San Cristóbal, on a Suprem Court (SCJ) warrant issued September 23.
Risik, alias Oscar, figures in two cases, one for 500 kilos of cocaine, for which he served several years in the Najayo prison, the DNCD said in a statement, adding that he’s being held in its compound.
It said Risik faces charges in the United States of possession and distribution of a controlled narcotic and substances (124 kilos of pure cocaine) and firearms, and will be handed over in extradition.
Risik also appears among the most wanted fugitives Florida, where his file is defined as a `major' case for having escaped from a jail in Pensacola, while serving a 96-month sentence.
From there he fled to Puerto Rico, where he continued his illicit activities, according to the U.S. Marshals and the DEA.
From Puerto Rico, the DNCD said, Risik entered the country as part of a ring of Colombians, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, a group arrested February, 1997, with 1,407 pounds of marijuana and 16 kilos of cocaine, a case for which he spent several years in jail.