Local July 7, 2012 | 7:44 am

Authorities arrest human trafficker

Santo Domingo.– Dominican Police agents arrested a man accused of human trafficking when illegally transporting 11 Haitians, including two children and five women.

According to the chief of the Cibao region, General Orison Olivense, Anastasio Antonio Vargas (44) was illegally transporting the immigrants in a vehicle from Dajabon to Santiago de los Caballeros.

In Dajabon the trafficker charged 3,000 pesos (about US$75) on each Haitian immigrant, said the military chief. "We will continue to act with an iron fist against the perpetrators of criminal actions," Olivense told the press.

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