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Santiago de los Caballeros.- Three men, including an active police officer and an ex-member of the National Police, have been arrested, accused of holding up and robbing Haitian presidency minister Daniel Supplice on the Duarte Highway on Thursday.

The detained men are accused of belonging to a gang that operated on the Duarte Highway, between Santiago and Bonao.

The alleged gang-leader was named as Private Herodes Bautista Matos, who together with ex-policeman José Alberto Toribio Hernández and a civilian, Roberto Hernández Javier, is accused of committing several armed robberies along the highway.

The National Police spokesman in Santiago, Lorenzo Morillo, said this morning that the Haitian minister had recognized the SUV used by the robbers, leading to the capture of the accused. The same vehicle had been reported to the authorities on several occasions.

Supplice was robbed of three thousand dollars, fifteen thousand pesos, five watches, several chains and other items. The incident took place near Miranda, between Bonao and La Vega, during the night.

The Police set up a preventive security corridor on this stretch of the highway on Friday, manned by the Criminal Investigation Department and uniformed agents, with the aim of capturing the assailants.

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Written by: josean, 26 Dec 2011 12:43 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Some of DR's Finest!
Written by: Yucahu, 26 Dec 2011 1:05 PM
From: United States, Miami
See that is to show you, if there was a "will", crime could be way down. Almost non-existant, but the bad cops are the ones doing the most damage.
Written by: yumnuk3, 26 Dec 2011 1:22 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back ø„¸¨°º¤ø„¸¸„ø¤º°¨¸„ø¤º°¨

Ever since officers have worn uniforms and carried badges, criminals have tried to infiltrate law enforcement and dressed like them to try to win the trust of potential victims. Unfortunately, we don't know who you can trust with law enforcement in DR.

We cannot turn a blind eye to disguise it, this incident is not an anomaly, and it substantiates the obvious fact that our police force is often so corrupt that trying to clean them up slowly may never work. It's time for Dominican citizens to take a radical approach and demand to disband the nation’s police and military forces, because sometimes in order to grow, you have to scrap everything down to the studs, and start over from a place of new beginnings.

Written by: yumnuk3, 26 Dec 2011 1:25 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back ø„¸¨°º¤ø„¸¸„ø¤º°¨¸„ø¤º°¨

Continued from previous post:

Every problem is a leadership problem, and it's a damn shame what is going on in our country for money and greed. But let’s not overlook the low educational requirements for law enforcement applicants, and the fact that police officers and military personnel are putting their lives at risk at all times for a lousy salary which could very well be the major driving force behind all this , from the lowliest transit officer to the highest echelons of the military in DR.

Written by: generoso, 26 Dec 2011 3:26 PM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+

"Supplice was robbed of three thousand dollars, fifteen thousand pesos, five watches, several chains and other items. The incident took place near Miranda, between Bonao and La Vega, during the night."

A lot of money, jewelry and 5 watches! For traveling at night and in the dark countryside.....just saying.
Written by: yumnuk3, 26 Dec 2011 4:06 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back ø„¸¨°º¤ø„¸¸„ø¤º°¨¸„ø¤º°¨

Generoso,
The abundance of cash and jewelry by the minister proves that foreign aid is a tremendous success.
Written by: generoso, 26 Dec 2011 4:10 PM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+
Yumnuk
I guess we are in the wrong business!
Written by: josean, 26 Dec 2011 4:53 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Talking about corrupt Cops


File this one under:

“Lucy, You Have Some Splainin' to Do”

“Liriano, the "arbitrary" Colonel, received 1 million 567 pesos from the DNCD “

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.-The head of the National Directorate of Drug Control (DNCD) at Las Americas airport, Lieutenant Colonel Johan Emilio Liriano Sánchez, received this sum 1 million 567 thousand pesos from that entity.

“The financial office of the National Drug Control Directorate does not detail the reasons for the issuing of both checks.

Payments on behalf of Colonel Johan Emilio Liriano Sánchez, ID 001.1715803-0 are included in a list of payments to suppliers to the DNCD.

Until 2008 Liriano was an officer in the Ministry of public works and communications, assigned as military security, with a salary of 5 thousand pesos a month.”

http://www.acento.com.do/index.ph....lon-567-mil-pesos-de-la-DNCD.html
Written by: josean, 26 Dec 2011 5:12 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

That MINUS is very informative!

I didn't know corrupt cops read DT or maybe Mr Liriano himself, because no other person in their right non-corrupt mind could take issue with the story posted above.
.
Well on second thought those not wiling to debate, almost pedophile cowards could!
Written by: josean, 26 Dec 2011 5:16 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

For those who care to see a picture of these two "ex members" of DR's Finest:

http://www.7dias.com.do/app/article.aspx?id=113406
Written by: RoyStone, 26 Dec 2011 5:21 PM
From: Australia
josean posted interesting and relevant information on the topic, and for once didn't blame Leo, so what's the problem?
Written by: RoyStone, 26 Dec 2011 5:43 PM
From: Australia
5 watches?
He is Minister for Haitians Living Abroad so maybe he needs them to know the time in various Haitian Diasporas?

Written by: josean, 26 Dec 2011 5:49 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Honestly Roy, and in all seriousness, when someone is paid 5,000 pesos a month and they and their family are being bombarded with advertisements and enticements through TV, radio and print, establishing wants for products that are produced for first world consumers with first world incomes, you are creating a petri dish with perfect conditions for the plague of corruption to thrive.

Not to excuse the behavior, because there are people who are incorruptible no matter what, but they are becoming fewer and fewer everyday given the lack of education, gross inequality in compensation for work rendered and a climate of creating false needs and wants.
Written by: RoyStone, 26 Dec 2011 6:09 PM
From: Australia
Josean it seems the 3rd world has developed an appetite for material goods and status symbols, but has not developed a corresponding work-ethic or a desire for education, self-improvement, or a sustainable, just society.
Written by: yumnuk3, 26 Dec 2011 7:42 PM
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Written by: generoso, 26 Dec 2011 4:10 PM
From: United States, DR
Yumnuk
I guess we are in the wrong business!



Truer words have never been spoken.
Written by: CarmenReyes, 26 Dec 2011 8:11 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago
This is a bitter sweet moment. Nothing will come of this. They will never be prosecuted. They are swine and believe me they were operating with the protection of some very well placed officials.

In theses cases the money flows up the ladder, the chain of command.

Lie onel has turned a blind eye to all the corruption because he directly benefits. Things are worse than ever.
Written by: josean, 26 Dec 2011 9:26 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Celso what happened I guess we are back to blackouts!

Thank you it appears the lights are back on!

Oh it appears I spoke to soon!

Must be a loose wire cause they came back on!
Written by: josean, 26 Dec 2011 10:47 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

In other crime news:


Didn't Lie-onel and the Fat Chief of Police say crime was down;


"At least five women in the last few hours lost their lives at the hands of current or former partners"

“SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.-at least five women were killed by their partners or former sentimental mates in the last 48 hours in different parts of the country”

¡Eh Pa’Lante Que Vamos en Reversa!

http://www.noticiassin.com/2011/1....a-manos-de-actuales-o-ex-parejas/
Written by: old_school_trinitario, 26 Dec 2011 11:24 PM
From: Dominican Republic, San Carlos, barrio de matatanes, aqui no invente


5 watches , over 3 grand and a gold chain, this guy who he thinks he is wyclef jean?

no but seriously who is in charge of that camajan security Stratfor???
Written by: RoyStone, 27 Dec 2011 12:17 AM
From: Australia
I asked earlier

"josean posted interesting and relevant information on the topic, and for once didn't blame Leo, so what's the problem?"

No response but it was blanked out. Do we have some face-less gut-less censors here, or what?

I disagree strongly with some of what josean says, but this would be a poorer site without his contributions to discussion.
Written by: CarmenReyes, 27 Dec 2011 7:59 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago
Roy when was the last time you visited RD? How well do you know my Quisqueya? What is the longest period of time you spent here?

Josean in my opinion is more often correct than not. He gives more facts than anyone.

Josean please continue. This old lady will be your guarda espalda.
Written by: RoyStone, 27 Dec 2011 9:03 AM
From: Australia
CarmenReyes,
I have not been to "your" Quisqueya but I have been to San Pedro de Macoris and Juan Dolio a number of times. I am in the Dominican Republic now, and have spent over a year here in the last few years, a number of months at a time.
I do not claim to be an expert on this county, however I have probably seen more of it (South coast, North coast and interior) and read more about it than many Dominicans. Most of the time has been at the village level, but I have stayed in Santo Domingo and Santiago for a number of weeks too.
I have also spent many months in every other continent except Africa.
Okay? Am I entitled to my own humble opinion now?

Written by: josean, 27 Dec 2011 9:31 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Roy, I don't not believe in ANY form of censorship among adults, for me as a Dominican, it represents the most horrible throw back to the horrors of Trujillismo and Balaguerismo.

By the same token I have no problem with any ranking down of my comments, (in fact sometimes I feel like ranking them down myself LOL) since to deny people the ability to express their displeasure I would consider it a form of censorship as well; although, I would prefer a written rebuttal.

What I don't like is the fading away of the article or total removal, like Trujillos Goons picking up dissenters in the middle of the night and disappearing them in cepillitos (VW bugs) to La 40 or worse.

Maybe the management at DT can consider a more equitable and fairer method of expressing displeasure with comments posted than outright censorship.
Written by: josean, 27 Dec 2011 9:34 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Now it appears the batteries on my invertor are failing!

Roy I know you don't belive in miracles, but even my invertor is woking again!
Written by: FedericoD, 27 Dec 2011 12:28 PM
From: Canada
How can anyone live on 12 months x RD $5000 pesos = RD $60,000 pesos = US$1552 dollars???

Someone please break out the living costs for me to stay alive for one year in DR.

Monthly Rent:
Weekly Food Budget:
Monthly Phone:
Monthly Electricity:
Monthly Car:
Monthly Care Products:

Seriously is this a real annual salary for a government employed police officer in the DR?

In Canada as one person you could survive on this amount of money for one month and that means shared accomodation, no car but using public transportation.
Written by: RobertoJose, 27 Dec 2011 1:07 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
Rico, In USD

Rent: $220
Elec.: $26( Without a meter and asked about the type of appliances being used)
Tele/Web/Cable: $100 +/-
Concho: $70 ( 24 days round trip)
Cellphone: $30 ( blackberry)
Care Product: $50 ( toilet Paper, Tampons, toothpaste, detergent, bath soap, deodorant)
Food : $160 monthly

I'm sure you can think of many more essentials left out, like clothing, haircuts, etc........


Now!!! If one lives in a shanty, the cost of living is much cheaper.
Written by: Adrian29630, 27 Dec 2011 2:46 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
The interesting point I noticed here was the following "the Haitian minister had recognized the SUV used by the robbers, leading to the capture of the accused. The same vehicle had been reported to the authorities on several occasions." In other words the Police already knew this gang existed and had not bothered to do anything about it in the past despite the vehicle having been reported. Not surprising seeing a serving police officer is involved.

My guess is that they picked the wrong person to rob on this occasion as it created too much publicity to go unnoticed so they had to be apprehended.
Written by: Adrian29630, 27 Dec 2011 2:48 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
Duplicate!
Written by: FedericoD, 27 Dec 2011 3:05 PM
From: Canada
RobertoJose ... thank you ...
Written by: danny00, 27 Dec 2011 5:46 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
written by: carmenreyes, 27 dec 2011 7:59 am
from: dominican republic, santiago
roy when was the last time you visited rd? how well do you know my quisqueya? what is the longest period of time you spent here?

look whos back in town with her very intelligent comments? carmen the same carmen who just a few months ago wrote : we need to get rid of all the gringos in this island whcih we call a country the dominican republic"
but the problem if one is to listen to her thoughts is "when who can we rob? who can we rape? what about the free money we receive when we go to the states from the gringo's {social services, section #8, medicare and many other's from the gringos [if we did not have the gringos we might have to move back into the caves?}

also miss carmen why does one need to spend any time at all in the dr to know what is going on? nothing changes do they? the low-lifes of the caribbean are they not the boys in the government.

Written by: danny00, 27 Dec 2011 5:49 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
hey! carmen if not for the so-called gringos as u states the dominicans would still be riding their mules no?
hey! forget the real estates fraud and the cars we rob from the gringos?
Written by: CarmenReyes, 28 Dec 2011 3:44 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago
O Danny you prove that there is no cure for personality disorders or for being born tarado!!
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