Local October 25, 2011 | 1:00 pm

Fernandez orders top officials to probe plane theft

SAMANÁ, Dominican Republic. – President Leonel Fernandez ordered an investigation into an airplane stolen early Sunday from La Isabela International Airport, located in the sector of Higuero.

Upon making the announcement Tuesday, Tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia said the ministers of the Armed Forces, Joaquin Perez Feliz and of Justice, Radhamés Jiménez will head the probe.

The official affirmed that the authorities will take a series of actions to locate the airplane as well as the thieves, and discarded that the incident will have any effect on the number of tourists which visit the country.

Garcia, speaking to reporters during the inaugural of the road grid Tourist Boulevard of the Atlantic, added that the authorities must provide a quick response to prevent snowballing speculation.

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