Anti-laundering chief lists millions in properties seized nationwide
SANTO DOMINGO.- The Justice Ministry’s Anti-laundering Unit Tuesday announced that RD$800.0 million worth of personal and real estate properties were seized in 2011, and have identified more than RD$300 million in others of ongoing cases, to be confiscated in the next few days.
A report by Unit director German Miranda cites 30 nationwide investigations thus far, 19 international and 12 with foreign legal cooperation which have led to the confiscation of real estate including apartments located in the Baní Dunes, and a Cessna plane in the airport at Higuero.
He said also seized from Santiago drug traffickers were the 41 storefront Plaza Garden, located in the Duarte highway exit to San Francisco, a 16 apartment condo of the same name, a nine story building in construction, another four floors, with eight apartments, and a 154,068,68 square meter tract of land in the name of Patria de Jesus Marte.
It also cites properties confiscated from Jose Marte, including three houses, three lots total more than 1,200 square meters, a farm in Hatillo, San Francisco with steer and wild boars.
Among the assets seized from Colombian hired killers figure an apart-hotel Caribbean Sun Residencial, in Costambar, Puerto Plata, a three level villa located in the municipality Puñal, one in Joaquin Balaguer avenue, an apartment in Cerros de Gurabo, and a farm in the crossing of Guayacanes.