US Coast Guard, Dominican Agents Seize 10 Bales Of Drugs, Arrest 3

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Coast Guard and the Dominican antinarcotics agency (DNCD) seized 10 bales of drugs on a boat in international waters, and arrested two Colombians and a Venezuelan, who were taken to DNCD headquarters.

Colombians Adrian Castro 42, and Oyala Robinson, 48, and Venezuelan Jan Manuel Vizcaino, 31, were detained Wednesday around 250 nautical miles from the Dominican coast, a type 28 foot boat Go Fast.

“Noting the presence of the authorities the three South Americans threw the bales with the drug overboard, which were later recovered,” the DNCD said on its website.

It said the drug came from Colombia with the United States as its final destination.

After booking at DNCD headquarters the foreigners were transferred to San Isidro Airbase of the Dominican Air Force, where they were handed over to DEA agents and escorted to the US.

“The collaboration of the DNCD formed part of the current cooperation agreements between the Dominican agency and the DEA,” the agency said, but didn’t specify the drug’s weight.

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