Members of the Nationwide Military guard as Nationwide Directorate of Drug Management (DNC) and Public Ministry raid one of many properties of Cesar Emilio Peralta accused of operating a large community of drug trafficking within the Dominican Republic and the U.S., in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas
SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – The Dominican Republic’s prime prosecutor stated on Tuesday that the Caribbean nation’s largest drug trafficking gang has been dismantled, a gaggle that allegedly used two former skilled baseball gamers to launder belongings.
Former Main League Baseball pitcher Octavio Dotel was arrested earlier on Tuesday, whereas Luis Castillo, additionally a former participant, was named by authorities as being a part of the gang.
Greater than 40 raids have been carried out throughout the nation in reference to the case, in response to Dominican Legal professional Basic Jean Alain Rodriguez.
Rodriguez advised reporters at a information convention that the case marks the biggest anti-narcotics operation within the latest historical past of the Dominican Republic.
He stated the gang allegedly run by nightclub proprietor Cesar Emilio Peralta managed one of many area’s largest drug trafficking operations, transporting illicit medication together with cocaine from South America to each america and Europe.
Reuters couldn’t instantly find Dotel, Castillo or Peralta, or their legal professionals, for remark.
Reporting by Ezequiel Abiu Lopez; Writing by David Alire Garcia; Enhancing by Michael Perry