Local April 15, 2013 | 11:12 am

US$3.7M seized in Dominican Republic’s most famous resort(Update)

Santo Domingo. – National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) president Rolando Rosado said the money was seized from Fausto Severino Marte, a former member of the Dominican Navy, and current head of the National Investigations Dept. (DNI) in the city of La Romana.

He identified the house as “Villa Terraza Cuatro” and the detainees as Henry Manuel Ruiz, Junior Silvestre Silvestre Belliard, Damián Enríquez Rijo Brito, Alan Luis Quezada Santiago and Juan Hubieres Mercedes.

File.- The DNCD on Monday announced the confiscation of US$3.7 million in the resort Casa de Campo, La Romana (east).

"Money launderers just got a tremendous head-smacking when the DNCD seized a whopping US$3,676,332 at La Romana (Casa de Campo)," said DNCD spokesman Roberto Lebron via Twitter Monday morning.

The money, the official said, was found in two villas during a joint operation with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents this weekend, with two villas, two cars and several boats also seized.

Lebron said the money was found inside two refrigerators and three beach bags. "The money arrived by boat from Puerto Rico, the same boat went back with drugs," adding that eight people were arrested in connection with the case.

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