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DNCD announces arrests

Santo Domingo.- The Specialized Airport Security Corps (CESA) seized 20 suitcases filled with a drug in the the La Romana International Airport (east), reportedly headed to Belgium.

The drug was handed over to the National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) to determine its weight and type.

CESA PR department director Fidel Sanchez provided the information.

DNCD president Rolando Rosado revealed that 15 people are being questioned in the case, various members of security agencies among them.

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39 comment(s)
Written by: WalterPolo, 15 Dec 2011 11:03 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
It's come to the point where, on daily basis, you don't wonder whether, but where, how much and who.

20 suitcases? Look for the customs man on the take in Belgium.
Written by: VeronicaDR, 15 Dec 2011 11:04 AM
From: United States
Wow another big load caught. Something has changed recently. Notice nobody is being arrested in these cases. A lot of people are going to die though. Thats a lot of money lost recently and the cartels are not going to be happy. Someone will be blamed for all these losses lately.
Written by: RoyStone, 15 Dec 2011 11:06 AM
From: Australia
One of the suitcases must have broken open when thrown onto the conveyer-belt.
Written by: sweetbabyj, 15 Dec 2011 11:23 AM
From: United States
drop in the bucket ! they cartels have found a easy way to move the drugs to Europe and the US and have spent money on bribes to insure the product is safely placed on the aircraft. The destination of Belgium must also have people there to move the product from the aircraft thru customs
Written by: HollandaLovesDR, 15 Dec 2011 11:35 AM
From: Netherlands

hahahaha, I know right. I had a nice suitcase until I traveled to Las Americanas haha.
Written by: watcher48, 15 Dec 2011 12:33 PM
From: United States, Omnipresence
A pic with the airport would've been sufficient. WTF is up with the satellite pic?
Written by: ElSuavecito, 15 Dec 2011 12:49 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago de los 30 Caballeros

Why are you so emphatically obsessed with Dominicans?
Written by: guillermone, 15 Dec 2011 1:08 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
danny00-What is your beef with the DR?

Everything that spurts out of your mouth is nothing but negative. Why don't you blame and attach greater responsibility to the producers and consumers as the biggest culprits. The DR is just a transfer point between the two, but you conveniently forgot to mention that.

What exactly is your hidden agenda? What is this all about?

Just cut the crap, come out and say it, your Dominican Mandingo stopped taking care of you long ago and have since been very bitter about it. After all this time, you haven't found a replacement yet, no one to fill in his spot and are at the pont of desperation. Meanwhile, you have chosen this outlet as the only way to let out your pent up frustrations, bad mouth the DR as an odd method to get revenge. Is that what is bothering you or what ?

My advice to you, what ever it is, just let it go, let it go man. You will feel so much better !!
Written by: Bartolomeo67, 15 Dec 2011 2:04 PM
From: Belgium, Brugge
Another shipment of cocaine to my country ??? Wow
Well, yes, Belgium is the logistics centre of Europe ;) apparently now for dominican drugs as well...

Although in this case I have my doubts, flights from La Romana to Brussels have been suspended for the winter season, the last one was end of October. These guys didn't do their homework right ;)

Anyway the more kgs they intercept, the better.
Written by: josean This user is banned, 15 Dec 2011 2:53 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

It appears Eric Holder read Lie-onel the “Noriega Riot Act!”

"Officers and officials in La Romana are being investigating regarding thousand packets of cocaine"

Also arrested for investigation are all the members of the National Drug Control (DNCD), police officers and military personnel assigned to the airport.

Written by: RoyStone, 15 Dec 2011 3:16 PM
From: Australia
I don't know about European logistics but Belgian chocolate is the world's best. Maybe they use Dominican cocoa pre-laced with cocaine?
Written by: easyrider, 15 Dec 2011 3:39 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Barahona

The D.R. airports have drug sniffing dogs, they're pretty good at it too.
Written by: riosm, 15 Dec 2011 3:41 PM
From: United States
WOW ! It really does snow in the DR after all.
Written by: RoyStone, 15 Dec 2011 3:49 PM
From: Australia
easyrider, Ahh so they were coke-sniffing dogs I saw walking on the airport ceiling? (sorry I couldn't resist)
Written by: riosm, 15 Dec 2011 6:06 PM
From: United States
LOL "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.....hum hum....just like the one's I used to know".

At the rate were going looks like were gonna have a white Christmas after all, quick break out the snow gear.
Written by: Vivacuba, 15 Dec 2011 6:44 PM
From: Dominican Republic
20 suitcases seize LaRomana airport full of cocaine
Written by: hellborn25, 15 Dec 2011 6:53 PM
From: United States, United states, homes of taxes and every foul philosophy on the planet.
good job by the airport security , I hope the culprits get the most severe cavity search there is , with extra long fingers going up that a@@s
Written by: antonio1, 15 Dec 2011 8:45 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Av Santa Rosa, La Romana
Someone is loosing big money lately……if this trend continued DR will not be rentable and the TERMITE will move East or West (???) of us/
Written by: FedericoD, 15 Dec 2011 9:27 PM
From: Canada
Which department is it that continually signs off on these obvioulsy fraudulent phytosanitary certificates?
Written by: josearias, 16 Dec 2011 3:23 AM
From: United States
What a joke. Somebody forgot the memo.
Written by: Grosero, 16 Dec 2011 8:52 AM
From: United States
same ole sht!

blame everyone but the true smugglers!
Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 12:17 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
if u really need to know.

why are you so emphatically obsessed with dominicans
its not only dominicans but all scum bags, but i find today that dominicans lead the pack. cant go much lower can u?
f....k jew and gringo haters. and lets throw in the blacks also. [even though most dominicans are black themselfs, {which does not make any sense 4 me}
Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 12:22 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
hey! mr elsuavecito from santiago.
if i leave it up to many on this site they try real hard to pass off all dominicans as nice guys only a few bad apples in the bunch, u know this is far from the truth dont u/
u use tourists and gringos as prey, like wild animals u stalk them until u steal their money and many times in these days u take their lives from them.
run gringos from this s...t hole nothing is real in the dr forget the hola my friend, just pull out your dollars and watch the dominicans stare at your money watch and u will see. many smiles 4 u mr gringo but its part of their game only to set u up 4 the kill.
Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 12:30 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
u guys bull s...t much about the jews and the israeli's,
most of the low lifes dont know about the 6 day war do they?
it took their army only 6 short days to defeat 3 different nations
let me put it this way they only have 7 million people in isreal they have over 200 atomic weapons, think any war with the dominicans could last about 1/2 hour. if it took that long
their is not one dominican in the dr that can even shine the shoes of one jew.
then again they might not even now be able to shine the shoes of a guy from puerto rico when u think about it and thats really low.
Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 12:31 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
the embarrasment i try and bring, but it goes no wear does it?
Written by: FedericoD, 16 Dec 2011 2:19 PM
From: Canada
danny00 ... if the DR had an artillery unit they could probably hold out for another 15 minutes ...
Written by: RoyStone, 16 Dec 2011 2:42 PM
From: Australia
You are forgetting this country's bravery during WW2, declaring war on both Germany and Japan. The Dominican Republic didn't send any ships, aircraft of troops, but hey, it's the thought that counts!
Written by: riosm, 16 Dec 2011 7:07 PM
From: United States

At least many Dominican Americans have served the U.S in the include Cuban Americans.
Written by: FedericoD, 16 Dec 2011 7:27 PM
From: Canada
DR played a LEADING ROLE IN WW2!!! The country was one among very few that helped take in Jewish refugees who the Nazi were busy killing in the millions. Shame on the UK, the US, Canada and others for not helping in the face of such monstrous crimes against mankind.

DR needs to reclaim this unsung glory and do so by governing itself like a city not a country. With around 10+ million people a restart to the whole system is a minor administrative task. Hold 'local' municipal elections and away you go. The complexity involved in the current system is inherently a key source of failure. The municipal process will throw off the machinery and break the entire dependency/entitlement network that currently exists.

But maybe this is too out of the box thinking ...
Written by: FedericoD, 16 Dec 2011 7:31 PM
From: Canada
AND maybe this will break the back of the Phytosanitary Certificate issuing problem currently undermining the entire system ... In Canada when they bust dope growers the tax man can also enter into the picture and levy fines and jail time for those not paying duty on the contraband ...
Written by: RoyStone, 16 Dec 2011 7:51 PM
From: Australia

Yes it is interesting that the Dominican Republic was the only country to welcome these Jewish refugees, and that it was a Trujillo initiative. Some claim it was part of his policy of "whitening" the country, while others it was to reverse his loss of international credibility after massacring so many Haitians.

I'm not sure if introducing another tier of government would improve the governance of this country. Australia has three tiers, federal, state and municipal, and its a nightmare.
Written by: riosm, 17 Dec 2011 10:18 AM
From: United States
FedericoD, Roy

Your both correct....

Anybody visit the Jewish museum in Sosua ? I did. Ever notice the star of David in front of many homes in the DR ?

Yes Trujillo took in many Jews escaping nazi cover-up his misdeeds, yes !

But at least he did when other nations who agreed took in very few to none.

My friend Zoltan Friedmenn was one of those who after surviving the Auschwitz death camp moved to Sosua in late 1947, he was liberated by the Russian army, Zoltan helped survivors with the relocation of many displaced families. Zoltan not finding ANY surviving family members moved to the DR, in 1951 moved to New York and married then moved to North Hollywood, CA.

Zoltan passed in 2003.

At the Holocaust museum in West Los Angeles he's immortalized at the entrance. Zoltan was always my guest speaker at Highland High School in Palmdale, Ca. about hate and hate speech.

In front of the museum in Sosua there's a olive tree planted in front in his Honor.
Written by: RoyStone, 17 Dec 2011 7:35 PM
From: Australia
I know it's dangerous to generalize, however it seems Jewish people are very resilient and resourceful, and can make a go of things in in very difficult circumstances. They made a productive country out of what was almost desert, in what is now Israel.
It's a pity their religion morphed into the two most evil forces in history, Christianity and Islam.
Written by: riosm, 18 Dec 2011 9:24 PM
From: United States
I speak only for real Christians.....Man's intentional miss-representation of Gods word which turned into man made religion that was responsible for that.

Written by: FedericoD, 22 Dec 2011 12:54 AM
From: Canada
RoyStone ... one day when you are really old and staring down that long dark tunnel of despair ... send me an email and we will talk about the love of Jesus and the plan He has for your life.... you are a smart man think about that God bet again ... Ha! there is so much spiritual material to engage your mind, you won't have a chance and will wish you had memorized more scripture versus during Sunday school ... : )
Written by: FedericoD, 22 Dec 2011 12:55 AM
From: Canada
riosm ... No slack man ... no slack!!!
Written by: riosm, 22 Dec 2011 3:22 AM
From: United States
Religion is man made, Faith is God inspired.
Written by: RoyStone, 22 Dec 2011 8:12 AM
From: Australia
is this the "there are not Atheists in fox-holes" bullshit?
Well there are. Christopher Hitchins was in a fox-hole and he didn't flinch ever. Nor will I. The reality is, believers fear death more than Atheists. They also fear life more, as evidenced by their higher suicide rate. Spiritual material does not "engage" one's mind - it merely numbs it. I know more scripture than most Christians. The difference is, I see it for the manipulative bullshit it is.
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