Drug trafficking, murder suspect extradited to U.S., report
NEW YORK.- A suspect has been extradited from the Dominican Republic in connection with a violent drug enterprise, according to authorities in New York quoted by the republic.com.
The extradition stems form charges in a 40-count indictment unsealed in August, when the U.S. attorney in Manhattan named Orlando Rodriguez among the nine defendants.
“Federal authorities say the so-called ‘Rodriguez Enterprise’ trafficked marijuana, engaged in murders and other violent acts, and transported and laundered millions of dollars,” the outlet said.
It adds that the group was based primarily in the Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods of upper Manhattan. “Prosecutors say it also invested in property and laundered money in Florida and the Dominican Republic.