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Azua, Dominican Republic.- Fear, concern and panic has spread throughout the country’s south central region as violence, crime and bloodshed spurred by widespread drug trafficking and the now-common rip-offs among gangs of drug dealers in Azua, Peravia (Baní) and San Cristóbal provinces.

Azua’s inhabitants live in panic after reports surfaced that the heads of the drug trafficking networks are members of the National Police itself, while the violence their deals unleash has led those provinces’ inhabitants, for fears of reprisals, to choose silence.

Azua interim prosecutor Angel Augusto Arias and Peravia and San Cristóbal governors Bienvenido Montero and Orlando Espinal say the increase of drug dealings in the country’s South region has made them feel uneasy.

Arias said drug trafficking has become a challenge for the judicial authorities, as one way or another the Justice Ministry has to deal with those people daily. “We can say that in Azua, as center of the South, there’s drug contraband, most of the merchandise we seize are prefabricated drugs, made with chemicals."

He said in most of the South, criminals deal with and steal narcotics. "When we arrest people and later verify that the drug was false, the judges are forced to release them according to Law 50-88.”

However, interviewed by newspaper, the official denied that Azua is a narco-province as Peravia senator Wilton Guerrero said.

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11 comment(s)
Written by: FredCDobbs This user is banned, 7 Aug 2009 8:27 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Parque Colon statue of Anacaona
Where are the Mariachis !
Written by: Grosero, 7 Aug 2009 8:31 AM
From: United States
Azua’s inhabitants live in panic after reports surfaced that the heads of the drug trafficking networks are members of the National Police itself


Mark my words....It only goes down hill from here..
Written by: BASTA, 7 Aug 2009 8:37 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Azua is a narco-province noooo it's the whole country
Written by: VeronicaDR, 7 Aug 2009 9:34 AM
From: United States
I'm sorry but if you are caught with 20 kilos of baking soda you have packaged like cocaine you should be put in jail as if it is cocaine. If it was truly baking soda these dealers wouldn't be packing it and moving it like cocaine. The true depth of the drug trafficing in this country is just starting to come to light in the last few days and I feel we have only gotten a small view of it compared to how big it is.

The level of corruption in the DR supports the drug trade and is it's backbone. It must be fixed.
Written by: gmiller261, 7 Aug 2009 3:30 PM
From: United States

You made your bed... now lay in it.
Written by: gmiller261, 7 Aug 2009 3:33 PM
From: United States

You knew this was going on but kept your mouth shut because you're greedy POS.

Now that the pressure is on you can't hide these people and they want their graft money back.
Written by: mrios, 7 Aug 2009 8:13 PM
From: United States
OH NO ! The DR, the Future Mexico...All done minus the Brazilian Aircrap...
Written by: newageblues, 10 Aug 2009 9:14 AM
From: United States
Only one solution, legalize, starting with marijuana. Alcohol is so much more deadly and dangerous than marijuana that there is no comparison. Allowing alcohol but not marijuana creates more alcohol use and alcohol related violence and is also extremely unjust.
I don't care for hard drugs, and wish we make them disappear, but we can't and the attempt to eliminate them creates far worse problems than the drugs themselves.
Written by: FredCDobbs This user is banned, 10 Aug 2009 9:32 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Parque Colon statue of Anacaona
thank you for your opinion " Aging Pothead " I agree
Written by: mrios, 10 Aug 2009 12:13 PM
From: United States

Although you make a strong argument but consider these facts.

So much is said about the total legalization of Pot and the possibilities of new Taxes so Oh'Blama can then "Distribute the Wealth", but....many with grow there own anyway to avoid Restrictions, Regulations & Taxes altogether [ Future farmers of America ].

Why would any one bother to register, to include Private forms, finger print, and Licensing + fees with your Home State so they can keep that special file vs. one can grow-your-own in a Closet, Garage or that special spot in your own backyard and maintain your own privacy to avoid the "Big Brother" mentality.

I could see it now GREEN STATES, the lure of quick big bucks could result in....Rip-offs, Burglaries and yes "ORGANIZED CRIME".

The Pot cultivated 10, 20, 30 years ago is by no means a match to the 10 times more potent Pot of Today.

Like anything else our NEW U.S Gov. fears anything it can't Control, Restrict, Bull S#&$, Lic. or TAX.
Written by: mrios, 10 Aug 2009 12:42 PM
From: United States
The Liberal / Socialist bright side is.....

Oh'Blama can then form a new Union called the "AMERICAN POT FARMERS UNION....LOCAL number 13" double the cost of water and double the TAX on Planting Pots, Soil, Fertilizers, Electricity and Framing tools, monies generated then can fulfill and further "SPREAD THE WEALTH".

Oh'Blama with the help of ASSCORN & many other Secret / hidden Organizations can then dub the project under the name of "THE GREENING OF AMERICA BILL" write 1000 plus pages then pass to the Senate and Congress inform them its an EMERGENCY BILL, DO NOT READ no time, then claim the effects of not JUST SIGNING QUICK could result in more Global Warming that would result in both North & South Poles melting and flooding the U.S.

Sounds crazy.......It is to sane People.
Take care.
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