Santo Domingo.- Vice president Rafael Alburquerque yesterday asked the United States Government to cooperate with Dominican authorities to identify the Armed Forces officers linked to drug trafficking.
He said the Dominican Government has proven its fight against drug trafficking, since the military that have been caught have been charged. “We hope the United States government cooperates with Dominican Republic’s authorities that fight against drug trafficking, to take the corresponding measures.”
When asked if the Government had the names of the military officers, Alburquerque only said: “Vincho already gave the information,” in reference to Marino Vinicio Castlillo (Vincho), the Presidency’s adviser on drug trafficking.
“All the military with verified links to drug trafficking have been sent to the action of justice because the Government is at war without quarter against narcotics traffickers,” he said.
On Sunday Castillo revealed that a United States intelligence analyst identified at least 17 senior officers of the Dominican Armed Forces, among them a general, who are allegedly linked to drug trafficking.