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Anti-drug police seize 100 kg of cocaine in Dominican Republic

(Xinhua)

13:00, December 29, 2011

SANTO DOMINGO, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Police confiscated about 100 kg of cocaine and arrested one person in a "flash" anti-drug operation near the Dominican Republic's capital, local authorities said Wednesday.

The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) said in a statement that it had found the drugs, smuggled in from neighboring Haiti, Monday night in a vehicle in San Cristobal, some 30 km southwest from Santo Domingo.

"The drugs were going to be marketed in San Cristobal, and once they were sold to contacts in that city, they would be taken to Puerto Rico," the DNCD said.

Drug traffickers have made the Dominican Republic a narco-trafficking bridge to Europe and the United States.

Last week, Dominican authorities incinerated 8.5 tons of drugs confiscated during the second half of this year.

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