Santo Domingo.– The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) seized 115 packages of cocaine and arrested seven men during the Sea Storm Operation Friday morning.
The DNCD reported Eleuterio Zorrilla Echavarria, an alleged drug dealer, was injured during a shootout in San Rafael del Yuma coast. Also arrested were Zony Ramirez de la Cruz, Ramon Medina, Martin Leonardo Liriano (aka Armandito), Eduardo Jose Tolentino Valerio, Carlos Livio Peña and Jose Romero de los Santos (aka Jose Cubeta).
DNCD spokesman Roberto Lebron said the detainees are members of an international drug trafficking ring receiving narcotics through the eastern coast, especially La Romana and Higuey, and then transported them by boat to Puerto Rico.
Lebron said another man, presumably the captain of the boat, escaped by jumping into the sea in the darkness.