Local October 22, 2012 | 10:40 am

Like father like son; arrested and extradited to U.S.

Santo Domingo.- The son of bachata singer and ex-convict Joselito.com, was arrested late yesterday, prior to extradition to the U.S. to face charges of conspiracy to traffic cocaine in New York South District Court.

The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) said Ricardo Almonte, 29, was arrested in Santiago and taken to DNCD headquarters, where he’ll be held until the Supreme Court a authorizes the extradition.

"This young man is the son of José Arismendy Almonte Peña, citizen popularly known as Joselito.com, an individual who was also arrested in March 2004 and subsequently handed over to the U.S. for prosecution in Puerto Rico on alleged narcotics trafficking," said Agency spokesman Roberto Lebron, who added that Special Investigations Dept. team headed by Colonel Roberto Bello went to Santiago to arrest Almonte.

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