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Dominican Republic seizes 320 cocaine packages

Santo Domingo, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD) and members of the Public Prosecutor's Office on Friday managed to seize 320 cocaine packages after police raids at the Caucedo Port, in San Pedro de Macoris province.

According to DNCD, 200 cocaine packages were detected by anti-narcotics agents while checking a container loaded with bananas to be shipped to the Netherlands.

The information detailed “they are handling good information about this case and hope to contribute to new elements in the next hours in order to arrest people deeply involved”.

120 other cocaine packages were seized in a second raid as agents monitored the coastal zone of Juan Dolio municiaplity.

The two-raid cocaine packages were immediately sent under custody to the National Institute of Forensic Sciences to determine type and weight of the substance.