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Santo Domingo.- Thursday’s bust of 1,077 kilos of cocaine, the biggest thus far this year, came just a few days after the arrest of alleged Puerto Rican kingpin Miguel Rivera Diaz, and just hours before yet another suspected narcotics baron was being whisked off to that island by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents to face charges in major drug shipments there and to the U.S.

The spokesman for Dominican Republic’s antinarcotics agency, DNCD, said the drug found in 20 suitcases early morning Thursday in La Romana International Airport was headed to Europe.

in a press conference last night Roberto Lebrón the DEA collaborated in the case, in which at least 15 people are being held, among them the Dutch Nicolass Joannes Maria and the Briton Rowson Edgard.

He said agents of Airport Security, Immigration and even several of the DNCD itself have also been arrested, in what he called “a very important” drug trafficking structure which ships large amounts of drug by air from the country’s eastern region, to the United States and Europe.

Dominican Air Force pilot, captain Humberto Pércival Peña de Marchena, was also detained for questioning, allegedly in connection with the “chartered” plane loaded with the cocaine bound for Antwerp, Belgium.

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24 comment(s)
Written by: pelaut, 16 Dec 2011 7:52 AM
From: United States
Gracious! General Holder can make illegal narcotics materialize as easy as he can illegal guns.
What a guy!
Written by: CarlosFranco, 16 Dec 2011 8:13 AM
From: United States, Brooklyn

Josean you better quit cuz at this rate you'll be behind bars before the year is out.
Written by: Grosero, 16 Dec 2011 8:43 AM
From: United States
12/06/2011

In the beginning there was Fast and Furious, a botched operation carried by the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) between 2009 and 2010, where officials at the federal agency encouraged gun shops to sell up to 1,725 assault rifles and other weapons destined for Mexican drug cartels.

A wave of denials and bitter accusations within the government; then, a series of investigations and an admission of wrongdoing by Attorney General Eric Holder.

Now, it’s happened again: the federal government, in its rush to help Mexico fight the drug cartels, toed the line separating legal and illegal. This time, according to an investigation by Ginger Thompson in the New York Times, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) members “laundered drug cartel money, then covered it up.

http://neglectedwar.com/blog/archives/10057
Written by: Atabey, 16 Dec 2011 8:54 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
If any further news needed airing, this trend we are witnessing for the past few years indicates a strong push to make life very difficult for the illegal Drug trade. With Mexico essentially a battle zone and Central America inching so, the Caribbean is now the focus of a strangulation strategy against the movement of illegal drugs to the rich markets of the North. There are many more captures to come as the profits are immense and the risk takers are many.
Written by: FedericoD, 16 Dec 2011 9:13 AM
From: Canada
Looks like the Phytosanitary Certificates had expired ...
Written by: matador, 16 Dec 2011 9:44 AM
From: United States, www.brugal-ron.com/home.php
So our Airport Security, Immigration and even several of the DNCD Agent were involve,, waooooo any surprise here??????? the problem we have come from our own goverment employee involvement in organize crimes. How about hard it punishment, and clean houses.
Written by: WalterPolo, 16 Dec 2011 10:19 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
I still say the Belgian side is to be investigated.

Nobody will risk sending that much blow in suitcases unless they have somebody very well placed at the other end.

Look for a Belgian naturalized, maybe family name Fernandez..
Written by: HDominican, 16 Dec 2011 10:24 AM
From: United States, New York
No news here I agree. More of the same...
Written by: richardalberto, 16 Dec 2011 10:30 AM
From: United States
What most likely happens is that there are WAYYYYYYY to many "independent" movers and facilitators. The "planted" Figueroas and Diazs of the narco world need to be replaced once operations get stale and too noisy. New Figueroas emerge from prisons and moved to DR. Their only requirements are to be well connected, semi-trusted and have the balls to organize the street movements. Everything else is facilitated by the Governments involved.
Cocaine is another crop, another product to be marketed and sold just like everything else in a Capitalistic societies.

The busts are real, I believe that. BUT they are from competing cartels. The Governments make the deals the allow movement of one cartel. When a competitor tries to move product through his shipment gets snatched, paraded in front of cameras and then the drugs disappear and sold to the highest bidder. It's BIG business.
Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 11:56 AM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
Dominican Watchdog educating the world about the truth, First Lady MARGARITA CEDENO FERNANDEZ running for Vice President. What can she change? NADA!!!Dominican Republic has become a mess of crime and corruption during the 12 years your husband has been in power!

This website is a MEMORIAL WALL to the tourists KILLED in DR:

Cuban-American couple, Milagros Caridad

Canadian investor Marcel Adam

Erich Zipfel and Werner Munch, Germany

Walter De Laats, Dutch

Denise D'Courtenay, UK

Douglas Jones Romero, USA

Arthur Lee Tarlow, USA

Louise Gaudreault, Canada

Two Swiss and many many more....!

For full list of names visit DominicanWatchdog
Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 12:02 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
Fernandez’s contradictions, President Leonel Fernandez seeks to project to the world, on the international stage where he seems to feel more comfortable, with the other image of wasteful ruler, who has no qualms about appointing 80 useless vice consuls to our foreign service for the sole purpose of satisfying political patronage desires.

“Who would guess, hearing him speak so articulately against global speculation in international forums, that the same ‘anything goes’ ruling applies at home, where priority is given to politics even if it means degrading our institutions,” he asks.


Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 12:03 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
How to explain that this is same statesman who appeals to the international community to address speculation in the prices of oil and food and has not moved a single finger of his mighty hand to prosecute and punish the corruption that robs us of so many opportunities for development?

“Who would believe that he refuses, with arguments that go on a tangent, to enforce the law that allocates a minimu of 4% for education???
Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 12:06 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
how did he become so wealthy in a short time frame?
i now the answer do u?
Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 12:13 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
He said agents of Airport Security, Immigration and even several of the DNCD itself have also been arrested, in what he called “a very important” drug trafficking structure which ships large amounts of drug by air from the country’s eastern region, to the United States and Europe.

Dominican Air Force pilot, captain Humberto Pércival Peña de Marchena ???
one needs the police on their side to be able to operate on this scale.
as i said many time THE DR POLICE AND ARMY BRING THEIR OWN CRIME WAVE TO THE DOMINICAN PEOPLE.. MR NICKY SAID LAST WEEK :ONLY THE POLICE SHAKE U DOWN FOR A FEW PESOS" GUESS HE DOES NOT KNOW OR ELSE HES OUT OF HIS F....K HEAD.
WITH DRUGS COME MURDER ITS LIKE BACON AND EGGS THEY ALWAYS GO TOGETHER, AND THE DRUG BUSINESS ONLY BRINGS CHAOS FOR THE LOCALS.
Written by: FedericoD, 16 Dec 2011 12:31 PM
From: Canada
danny00 ... the Dominicanwatchdog.org website verticle scroll bars are missing ...
Written by: FedericoD, 16 Dec 2011 12:32 PM
From: Canada
so I was unable to view the tourist murder list ...
Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 12:50 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
just read this paper evey day and u will see many tourists are dead over 27 in pop area alone in the last two years.
Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 12:54 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
DOMINICAN COP KILLER IN NEW YORK CITY.




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Share.5 men charged with murder in slaying of hero NYPD cop Peter Figoski
Crew had plotted Brooklyn robbery
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

December 13 2011, 4:33 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 13 2011, 4:33 PM



AP Officer Peter Figoski, a father of four, who was gunned down Monday while responding to a robbery in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.

Guilford County Sheriff’s OfficeAccused gunman Lamont Pride, 27.
Kevin Santos, 30, one of the suspects in the murder of Officer Peter Figoski.
Voice of the People for November 1, 2011 B'klyn teens getting guidance from cops Brooklyn south shootings spike NYPD big haunted by madman's spree Cops had money motive to make up charges: ex-cop Man wanted in 15 bank robberies
Five men with lengthy rap sh
Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 12:55 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island

.”

The Queens-based crew had conspired to rob a man they believed to be a drug dealer, he said.

The accused triggerman, Lamont Pride, 27, was quickly nabbed after Figoski’s partner, Officer Glenn Estrada, gave chase after his colleague was tragically gunned down.

Pride’s alleged accomplice, Kevin Santos, 30, escaped when Estrada chose to focus on the gunman, but was captured early Tuesday at his girlfriend’s house in Ozone Park, Queens.

Santos goes by the street name “Luck” and is a member of the Latin Kings gang, police saID
Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 12:56 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
The suspects were all hunted down within 24 hours of the death of the 22-year NYPD veteran and father of four daughters, who was fatally shot in the face at close range after responding to a robbery in Brooklyn Monday morning.

“Some have significant criminal histories,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Tuesday.

“They’re acquaintances. They know each other. They may have known each other from previous activities
Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 12:59 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
Pride’s alleged accomplice, Kevin Santos, 30, escaped when Estrada chose to chase the gunman, but he was captured early Tuesday at his girlfriend’s house in Ozone Park, Queens.

Santos goes by the ill-chosen street name “Luck” and is a member of the Latin Kings gang, police said.

Three other men who were not initially suspected of being part of the robbery were also busted Tuesday.

Cops found Ariel Tejada, 22, and Nelson Moralez, 27, posing as good Samaritan neighbors who tried to stop the robbery and help the victim.

After being taken in for questioning, their story fell apart and they were charged as part of the plot.

The fifth suspect, Michael Velez, 21, was waiting outside the house in gold Nissan Maxima parked by a hydrant on Pine Street.

Written by: danny00, 16 Dec 2011 1:03 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
but the good news is that u dont kill cops in the states
man are they going to suffer 4 the rest of their lives and they will rot in jail.as they deserve man the new york cops are really pissed about this killing by theses f...k lowlifes.
gang members the latin kings lets see now well they fear as kings after this crime.
the police have a bigger gang and mafia then they do,
as i say all the time being a cop in new york city is one hell of a job to do, all the lowlife dominicans and balcks and lets not leave out the guys from puerto rico should we?
Written by: Concatchero, 16 Dec 2011 1:07 PM
From: Dominican Republic
DannyDZERO,

Man, oh man do you ever need your pills today! You must have no job to make up all this stuff.

Bet you have a closet with a Virgin Mary statue and Dominican paper clippings all over the walls, just like in Steven King's "Carry". Pleasssse do not make the DT office burst into flames today!!!!

Did you build your Nuclear Bunker yet? December 2012 is coooommmming. The end of the world as we know it; because the Mayans ran out of patience and stone tablets to finish their famous calendar.
Written by: venganzaderafael, 16 Dec 2011 7:53 PM
From: United States
I'm sure people of danny's race and nationality don't commit any crimes. He and those of his ilk are just so special. Does he ever have the guts to state his origins being that he is so critical of blacks and Dominicans. Is he really Haitian? I don't think a Haitian would express himself as danny.
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