Local August 1, 2012 | 10:19 am

Agents seize US$491,460 in cash on Duarte highway, two arrests

Santo Domingo. – Antinarcotics (DNCD) agents seized US$491,460 in cash from two men who carried it in a beverage cooler in a SUV, intercepted while heading north near the Duarte highway toll plaza, in Pedro Brand.

The DNCD said Jose Alejandro de la Cruz and Ricardo Jose Baez were escorted to DNCD headquarters for questioning.

In a statement DNCD spokesman Roberto Lebron said once in the DNCD compound, the agents searched the suspect’s vehicle, a Chevrolet Tahoe, where the money was found. "The DNCD was casing these individuals from information that they carried a large sum in dollars of doubtful origin, in this case the product of a cocaine transaction."

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