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SANTO DOMINGO.-  Retired general Francisco Antonio Hiraldo Guerrero, who was the National Drug Control Agency’s  (DNCD) chief of operations, kept ties with the criminal structure of ex Dominican Army captain Quirino Paulino after the latter’s extradition.

The retired admiral, wanted on narcotics charges filed in New York Southern District Court continued doing business with Paulino’s associates, including Bienvenido Ernesto Guevara Diaz (Maconi), extradited to the U.S. in July 2009 .

Hiraldo was placed on retirement from the Navy on August 20, 2009, by then Chief of staff Homero Luis Lajara Sola.

The ex official spent 14 years in various DNCD positions, including chief operating officer from 2006 to 2008.

The ex official allegedly provided protection for large cocaine shipments to more than one ring of drug traffickers, whether entering the country or subsequent smuggling to the United States.

Cat and mouse

In the news conference to announce Hiraldo’s extradition, Attorney General Francisco Domínguez said it’s regretful that a man entrusted with pursuing traffickers has to pursued in turn. "Necessarily, sometimes those who give pursuit must be pursued."

Payments

The official said the ex official charged traffickers for "his collaboration" using his DNCD post, both in money and in drugs.

Dominguez said one of the four witnesses revealed that from 2007 to 2009 Hiraldo took part in around 25 shipments with an average of 400 kilos of cocaine each, pocketing US$100,000 per trip.

For a case of a 700 kilo shipment, instead of getting paid in cash,  ex official allegedly received a part of the drug, which he then sent to the U.S. for an ever bigger cut.

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21 comment(s)
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 1 Nov 2012 8:25 AM
From: Dominican Republic
No doubt....he is on a military pension as well?
Written by: glomarexplorer, 1 Nov 2012 8:44 AM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes

The man clearly had some business savvy.

His business plan was good. Too bad he employed it for illicit trade.

He probably could have achieved honorable, legitimate wealth had he pursued legal enterprises.

MJEV.
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 1 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Lionel is next in line; If Danilo keeps exposing his old "compadres". I do not think that he will last four years in office, after all "accidents" do happen every day in DR. Let's not be fanatics, he is trying to clean house, let's hope that he does not gets wipe out in the process.
Written by: ohhhvictor, 1 Nov 2012 11:24 AM
From: United States

Psss...
Capt. Quirino, this guy , pepe Goico and Josean are "harina del mismo costal.."
That's why they have such a twisted mind..
Written by: josean, 1 Nov 2012 12:13 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

"including chief operating officer from 2006 to 2008."


Lie-onel Promoted him!
Written by: josean, 1 Nov 2012 1:13 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, someone will spill the beans on Narco- Lie-onel and whole PURPLE HOUSE of Cards will come TUMBLING DOWN!


Written by: josean, 1 Nov 2012 1:29 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


"The former general Hiraldo requests time to "study" accusation of drug trafficking"


Sounds Like Let's Make a Deal!

acento.com.do/index.php/news/23202/56/El-ex-general-Hiraldo-pide-tiempo-para-estudiar-acusacion-de-narcotrafico.html

Written by: synapse, 1 Nov 2012 1:31 PM
From: United States
No News or Surprises here! You had to be living in a cave if you didn't accept that the authorities have been collaborating with Drug Trafficers for the last 35 years and still do at the highest levels with total impunity today as we speak.

That is the reason why it takes a foreign extraditing authority to catch these guys becuase everyone in the DR is on the payroll.
Written by: VeronicaDR, 1 Nov 2012 5:52 PM
From: United States
This is the difference.Here everyone knows hes a corrupt dealer and he gets a nice pension.Now the US wants him he will get jail time after they squeeze him for information.People must be scared.
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 1 Nov 2012 7:35 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Vero,
You are always clever, on point....Leonel is "concern"....food for thought.
Written by: DomRat, 1 Nov 2012 8:27 PM
From: Dominican Republic
I'm still waiting for the perps in the execution of the official in Sosua. They riddled his car with bullets and when he would not draw a gun shot him in the head. I want to see some justicefor this man and his family. This was/is widely assumed a DNCD operation.
Written by: dreamkiller, 3 Nov 2012 7:16 AM
From: Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Fighting Joseans lunacy .Stop Guillermo the commie thief in 2016
Decrease the military by 50 percent....the officer corp is where the rotten apples are......Costa Rica should be the example
Written by: ohhhvictor, 3 Nov 2012 8:42 AM
From: United States


Josean:

Don't change the subject this time!


Are you still defending your friends Quirino, Pepe Goyco and Hipoclown like you did during election time?

Written by: josean, 3 Nov 2012 9:32 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Ms. Vickey only likes REAR-admirals with big cruise missiles!

Written by: ohhhvictor, 3 Nov 2012 11:15 AM
From: United States


I knew Josean Ane like the palm of my hand..
Always on denial and always defending his best friends Quirino, Pepe Goyco and Hipoclown...Even when they commit some flagrant crimes..


And people said that there is not loyalty between thieves!
Written by: josean, 3 Nov 2012 12:18 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Again Ms. SHIT for Brains why didn't your God and butt buddy Narco-Lie-onel arrest and try Pepe and Hippo with your rectal evidence?




Written by: ohhhvictor, 3 Nov 2012 12:26 PM
From: United States
Wao, Mrs Jose Ane.. I didnt know that Leonel was a D.A.

But PLEASE Don't change the subject this time!


Are you still defending your friends Quirino, Pepe Goyco and Hipoclown like you did during election time?


Written by: josean, 3 Nov 2012 12:32 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


I never change the subject about Narco-Lie-onel and the rest of the 27 PURPLE NARCOS you adore Ms. Vickey!


Written by: dreamkiller, 3 Nov 2012 2:01 PM
From: Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Fighting Joseans lunacy .Stop Guillermo the commie thief in 2016
Josean has-always been a stooge for PRD interests and a Butt Boy for farmer Hippo and Pepe of the rolexes
Written by: josean, 3 Nov 2012 3:13 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


And you got your ass kick out of Cuba in 1959 and have been living off the American TAX PAYERS ever since!

Written by: zonyk157, 6 Nov 2012 1:58 AM
From: United States
You know the admiral had to give a cut of the money to Lionel too. Lionel was placed in power by the same cartels the admiral prostituted himself for.
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