Local March 20, 2015 | 12:36 pm

DEA radar helps nab 600ks of drug near Dominican coast

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s Antinarcotics Agency (DNCD) seized 600 kilos of drug presumably cocaine or heroin early Friday aboard a boat from South America, intercepted seven knots (11 miles) south of San Cristóbal province.

DNCD spokesman Darío Medrano said in the joint operation with the Navy at Punta Palenque three Dominicans were detained, whose identities wasn’t provided. “The drug would be taken to the United States or Europe, which are regular destinations of drugs entering the country.”

In a Friday morning press conference, the official said 30 bales with 600 bricks of drugs were found at the bilge of a small fiberglass boat, transferred at sea from another ship from South America, adding that the US Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) cooperated with intelligence and ocean radar.

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