Local June 9, 2015 | 12:44 pm

Dominican govt. extradites 7 Dominicans, deports 4 Americans

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s antinarcotics agency (DNCD) on Tuesday announced the extradition of seven Dominicans and repatriated four Americans to face charges of murder, drug trafficking and others .

It said five other foreigners who are being held also face deportation.

Dominican authorities made the arrests based on cooperation agreements signed with other nations, the DNCD said. “They were hunted down and captured in national territory by the DNCD after fleeing American cities, and one from Spain, where one is wanted for the death of a woman.”

The agency identified the Americans deported as Ronny Batista, Thomas John Churchill, Iran de la Rosa and Leonardo Gómez Pizarro, whereas the extradited are Rafaela Medina, Angel Socrates Bautista, Graciela Pimentel, Emil Alexander Mejia, Moises de la Cruz, Samuel Bautista, Raymundo José Pina and Carlos Antonio Morales.

The group was escorted to Las Americas International Airport by DNCD agents, which handed them over to US Marshalls.

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