Dominican Navy, U.S. Coast Guard seize 80 kilos of cocaine

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SANTO DOMINGO.- Navy chief Julio Cesar Ventura said today that jointly with United States Coast Guard vessel, seamen seized 80 kilos of cocaine, a boat and a speedboat on Monday.

Ventura said joint Navy and U.S. Coast Guard operations in the Mona Passage and the Caribbean Sea made the confiscation possible. He said the drug had been taken in that zone from a Dominican-registry boat whose owner already was identified by the coutnry’s drugs control agency (DNCD), and is being sought to be arrested.

The Navy chief said the boat, whose crew tried to flee when spotted by the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy craft, had already transfered the drug to the speedboat’s crew.

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