Dominican Republic seizes 1.5 tonnes of cocaine

March 26th, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS  

Santo Domingo, March 26 (IANS) Authorities in Dominican Republic have seized 1.5 tonnes of cocaine and arrested three people for drug-trafficking.

The cocaine was intercepted off the coast of Juan Dolio, 45 km from Santo Domingo, said Major General Rolando Rosado Mateo, president of the National Anti-Drug Bureau (DNCD).

The consignment was found on a 40-foot boat from Colombia early Sunday, said Rosado.

The three arrested were equipped with high-tech night vision and communication devices, Xinhua reported.

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