Local January 6, 2015 | 12:10 pm

Justice Ministry wants no babble in US$67.5M ‘stolen’ drug case

Santo Domingo.- The Justice Ministry on Tuesday warned that its director Francisco Dominguez is the only official with authority to discuss the investigation into the alleged theft of drugs in the Police Narcotics Div. (Dican), in the heels of statements by several senior officers including Police Chief Manuel Castro, and Antinarcotics Agency director Julio Souffront.

Justice Ministry Communications director Tessie Sánchez said Dominguez has met with some of the commissioners who probe the Dican case, including Santo Domingo province prosecutor Olga Dina Llaverías and deputy attorney General Bolivar Sanchez.

"But it’s good to reiterate that the Justice Minister is the only one authorized to address this issue at the media level," Sanchez said.

She said it’s time for due process to be respected since there’s much speculation into the case and the prosecution must handle each piece of information with caution.

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The Dican case allegedly involves the theft of seized cocaine with a street value of US$675 million.

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