Local December 23, 2013 | 3:14 pm

Counterfeit money ring busted

Santo Domingo.– Antinarcotics (DNCD) agents dismantled a ring that made counterfeit dollars, euros and Dominican pesos to finance its own activities of international drug trafficking.

According to the DNCD, the criminals intended to introduce some 2 million 250 thousand fake dollars in the domestic market, through a financial company named R-Ache Inversiones in Los Mina sector, in Santo Domingo East.

Two men and a woman linked to the network were arrested during two raids conducted in the financial company and in the home of the alleged ringleader, who is on the run.

DNCD spokesperson Miguel Medina said the ring had important contacts abroad for its operations in Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and other countries, to where it sent the cocaine bought with fake money.

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