Local April 19, 2011 | 9:24 am

Authorities arrest another member of Cibao Cartel

Samana.– The Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) and representatives of the JusticeDepartment arrested another person tied to the Cibao Cartel, an internationalnetwork recently dismantled and whose main members exported more than 1,000kilos of cocaine over the last 11 months from the Dominican Republic to theUnited States.

Accordingto press reports, the person arrested, whose name was not revealed, wasinterrogated for several hours by the prosecutor of the Samana JudicialDistrict, Juan Medina de los Santos.

The accusation points out that the cartel trafficked cocaine that came from Mexicoand Colombia, using the Dominican Republic as the bridge for later sending itto Florida and other destinations in the United States.

The DNCD is deepening the investigation in Puerto Plata, Santiago, Samana and other important cities of the country´s northern region trying to arrest other persons implicated in the criminal organization.