Local November 22, 2011 | 10:52 am

Ex fugitive “the Monster” extradited to North Carolina

SANTO DOMINGO. – The antinarcotics agency (DNCD) Monday announced the extradition to the United States of a Dominican wanted on charges of money laundering and drug trafficking in North Carolina.

Francisco Monte de los Santos, “El Monstruo” (monster) was escorted to Las Americas Airport (AILA), from where U.S. federal agents placed him aboard a special flight, the DNCD said.

Monte, who had been hiding in the country for several years, was arrested November 10, and held in the DNCD compound since, said spokesman Roberto Lebrón, who added that the Supreme Court authorized the extradition.

He was arrested while driving a vehicle on the Las highway Americas, next to the toll plaza. No details on the amount of the drugs or of the money laundered were provided.

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