Local July 17, 2015 | 12:28 pm

Agents capture Dominican ‘drug lord’ on the loose since 2014

Santo Domingo.- Reputed drug lord Gregory Vilorio Pérez (Darío Gasolina), being sought since late 2014 on charges of smuggling 516 kilos of cocaine to the US via Puerto Rico, capture was Friday.

The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) said Violrio headed the most important drug trafficking in Dominican Republic’s east region. It said the detainee had over US$100,000 in cash in his pocket and nearly RD$1.4 million in a local bank account.

The DNCD said several teams arrested the accused together with two other men in a SUV on a road near Juanillo, Altagracia province (east), after an investigation lasting several months

In a statement, the DNCD said Vilorio escaped arrest when agents seized of 516 kilos of cocaine the boat "Marian II" reportedly headed to Puerto Rico, and arrested Colombian Diego Osorio and Dominicans Toribio Jimenez and Bienvenido Gums Perez (Busonuco).

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