Local December 10, 2014 | 4:44 pm

Peravia bank US$22.5 bust: 5 arrests, drug seized

Santo Domingo.- National District Permanent judge Margarita Cristo on Wednesday sent police captain Brezhnew Rafael Jiménez, Peru national Israel Geanpierre Arreue and Dominicans Jorge Luis de la Cruz, Angel Elpidio Pagan and Victor Manuel Ureña to one year detention pretrial , charged with forming part of the Banco Peravia US$22.5 million collapse.

Anti Money Laundering unit director German Miranda said the arrests were made during a raid of a business in Amer plaza on Rómulo Betancourt Av., where authorities found several land titles of the Peravia Bank, and seized 5.47 kilos of cocaine.

The accused were sent to the prisons in Monte Plata, Bani, La Victoria and San Pedro de Macoris.

Miranda described Jiménez as the ringleader of the powerful network that shipped drugs from Peru to Dominican Republic and then to the United States and Puerto Rico.

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