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BAYAHIBE, Dominican Republic. - The Presidency’s Adviser on drugs revealed Tuesday that a small plane which was about to airdrop drugs in the western part of the country on June 17, did so in Haiti, after being detected by one of the Super Tucano intercept planes.

Marino Vinicio Castillo (Vincho) affirmed that the drugs came destined to Dominican Republic, but ended up in Haitian territory, 43 miles west of the border community Bánica.

The official also revealed that the latest incident is the third airspace incursion detected by the Super Tucano planes air surveillance service/

Castillo, who is taking part in the Second Maritime Symposium Against Drug Trafficking in the American Continent, said satellite images show the drug traffickers distributing money among the people who received the shipment of narcotics in Haiti.

He said the Haitian authorities need help to reinforce the vigilance and to ward off the drug airdrops which cannot be carried out on the Dominican side of the border, after the effective controls he said the local agencies have established.

According to Dominican authorities, it’s the second time the Dominican Air Force planes prevent an airdrop from taking place, the first reported in the eastern part of the country.

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26 comment(s)
Written by: laregla, 29 Jun 2010 1:56 PM
From: United States
Really?
Written by: generoso, 29 Jun 2010 2:15 PM
From: Dominican Republic, "Good fences, make good neighbors"
Fuego a la lata, carajo!
Al que no le guste que se arrasque!
Written by: ElProfe This user is banned, 29 Jun 2010 2:20 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Jarabacoa

Great now the coke will be cut with mud cookies.

Gives a whole new meaning too Wow That's some good shit...
Written by: juanb, 29 Jun 2010 2:20 PM
From: Dominican Republic
b.s.
Written by: xwill7, 29 Jun 2010 2:26 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
great!
Written by: Belly, 29 Jun 2010 2:32 PM
From: United States, Seattle, W.A.
Generoso

Fuego a la lata, carajo!

I'm waiting for the first shot-down which will send a clear message that air drops is not safe heaven anymore. I'm sure people in Panama (where i was 2 days ago ) don't like the idea because it means more will come through the ground instead of the air. They have been seeing a increase in illegal drugs by ground since 2009 and so far in 2010. Plus the increase in taxes in Panama is sure would make more people think about illegal drug activities.
Written by: Avaro, 29 Jun 2010 2:32 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Ensanche Ozama
so let me get this straight... the purpose of the fighter planes is to scare other planes so they drop the drugs in haiti? woooooow
Written by: Belly, 29 Jun 2010 2:35 PM
From: United States, Seattle, W.A.
Avaro

so let me get this straight... the purpose of the fighter planes is to scare other planes so they drop the drugs in haiti? woooooow

Yes that's what every country does protect their own house is nothing new in this logic. Every country looks at problem in the simple way that if the problems is not within our border then is somebody else's problem.
Written by: THINK, 29 Jun 2010 2:57 PM
From: United States, SDQ -- Mia --NY


If this is the case as the article said, drop the drugs in Haiti, then.....

There will have a new route for drug dealers to try on,

but, I don't understand why DR is not allowed the drop in DR's territory, right after the drop, block the whole area with polices and military for "inland control", and "shot down" the air plane in the air for intruding the air space of Dominican Republic. or escorting the plane to land off.

I believe it will help.......real help........and comply the international air law.
Written by: RobertoJose, 29 Jun 2010 3:02 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.... ((You're blind to the fact that you're blind))
We should trade in the planes for helicopters, like the one that chased and shot down the cessna with a flaregun and managed to burn everything in it except for the NOTEs showing how much coke was on that destroid plane
Written by: juanb, 29 Jun 2010 3:17 PM
From: Dominican Republic
We are so effective in stopping illegals from crossing that changing the drug drop site from the DR to Haiti, means that the drugs will take 2 extra days to get here. Nice work.
Written by: pkaide1, 29 Jun 2010 3:30 PM
From: United States
Are Dominicans so naive?
Written by: El_Platano, 29 Jun 2010 3:37 PM
From: United States, Yonkers, NY
Next time, just shoot the damn plane down.
Written by: CarlosFranco, 29 Jun 2010 3:38 PM
From: United States, Brooklyn

Only two...
Written by: hellborn25, 29 Jun 2010 5:00 PM
From: United States, New Jersey Home of the brave.
next time just blow em up in the sky enough with the sugar coating , kill em all
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 29 Jun 2010 5:26 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Never forgotten, never forsaken. 168-13 IRREVOCABLE.
Tucanos are not good for those in the business, right LF?
Written by: Grullone, 29 Jun 2010 6:28 PM
From: United States
These planes are "phantoms",you hear about them but nobody has seen them.
Written by: ElProfe This user is banned, 29 Jun 2010 6:57 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Jarabacoa

Hellborn

They don't have guns....

They are expensive tour planes
Written by: glomarexplorer, 29 Jun 2010 7:50 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes

This is all cheap propaganda...it has to be, for the government and armed forces are in cahoots with drug smugglers. The only people they will harass are those less fortunate smugglers who are unable to pay proper tolls.

MJEV.
Written by: Ricardolito, 29 Jun 2010 7:58 PM
From: Dominican Republic, calle A.Portes
can someone tell me why this report emanates from Bayahibe ..where at present we have police in a hotel guarding an alleged criminal from Belgium ..I assume Vincho is relaxing somewhere in Bayahibe so issued his press release from there ..We do live in an incredible country where everything is very undisciplined .
Written by: RobertoJose, 29 Jun 2010 7:59 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.... ((You're blind to the fact that you're blind))
boolits!!!! we don neeno steenkin boolits!!!!
Written by: juanb, 29 Jun 2010 9:40 PM
From: Dominican Republic
When Vincho is a "top official", we've got a problem.
Written by: anthonyC, 30 Jun 2010 11:29 AM
From: United States


"Written by: Grullone,
These planes are "phantoms",you hear about them but nobody has seen them."

i have seen them.
Written by: anthonyC, 30 Jun 2010 11:34 AM
From: United States


"Written by: ElProfe,

They don't have guns...."

Profy.

Please refrain from making pronouncements without doing a little research.

The Super Tucanos have 2 .50 Cal Machine guns. 1 in each wing. The DR also ordered the 20mm gun pod that attaches under the fuselage.

The Twin .50's are more than enough to blow any drug plane out of the sky.

Written by: JCjua, 30 Jun 2010 12:35 PM
From: United States, New York

I guess if DR goes over Haiti airspace USA would treaten with withdrowing all help to Haiti as usual...
Written by: VeronicaDR, 30 Jun 2010 6:11 PM
From: United States
Not sure why we don't act on drug drops. Either let them drop it and go after the people collecting it or how about going after the delivery plane itself and forcing it to land or be blown out of the sky?

I guess the proper toll was not paid and someone was called.

As a punishment for trying to avoid the toll they have to ship it via ground from Haiti to the DR.

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