More arrests as metal thieves get terrorist label
Santo Domingo. – Police agents arrested 12 people from San Juan de la Maguana, La Romana, Santo Domingo West and Constanza, on charges of wire and metal theft, and seized a truck loaded with metal pipes, several rolls of copper wire and two motorcycles.
The arrest is the latest against people suspected of stealing wires, cables and even structure parts of bridges, which some officials call acts of terrorism.
Julius Cesar Rosado, 36, Jose Feliz, 33 and Ricardo Muñoz Ramirez, 28, were arrested in San Juan, with the Kenworth truck loaded with metals, as they were about to cross the border into Haiti to sell the contraband.
The Police said during questioning by investigators the detainees confessed to the robbery, adding that more arrests are arrested and the metals will be returned to the owners in the next few hours.