Another major drug bust at Caucedo Port
Santo Domingo.- The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) yesterday seized 204 packages of cocaine weighing around 207 kilos, smuggled into the Caucedo Multimodal Port, from where it would be sent to Puerto Rico.
The recent bust confirms Caucedo as the port facility with the most drug busts during the last few years.
DNCD spokesman Roberto Lebrón said the drug was seized in a truck that entered the port, to be placed in containers PONU1400347 and MRKU2611954, to San Juan, on board the container carrier Maersk Rabean.
Arrested in the case thus far are Nelson Aquino Fernandez, deported from the United States and said to be the shipment’s supervisor; Waldi Miguel Bueno Almonte, who drove the truck; Jonson Ogando Peña and Juan Carlos Puntiel Sosa.
Lebrón said others involved in the case are on the loose, for which searches have been conducted in North Santo Domingo, where the drug was presumably packed.
He said the US Drugs Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigates where the drug was to be taken in Puerto Rico.