Local January 25, 2011 | 12:43 pm

La Romana Court ruling paves way to extradite Toño Leña

SANTO DOMINGO. – La Romana’s Prosecutor said Tuesday that the 1st Collegiate Court of that eastern province will hold a hearing tomorrow Wednesday to drop the drug trafficking charges against Ramon del Rosario Puente (Toño Leña), after which the Supreme Court will schedule a hearing on the United States extradition request, also on narcotics trafficking.

Jose Antonio Polanco said he expects the Court judges will allow dropping the charges against the defendant, often called La Romana’s top narcotics trafficker.

The official also said the San Pedro Court of Appeals ruled to discard the challenge against the measure, filed by del Rosario’s lawyers.

The Supreme Court postponed the extradition hearing against del Rosario last week, until the charges had been dropped in La Romana.

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