Local November 21, 2015 | 9:16 am

Drug seized in yacht not related to Venezuelans detained in Haiti: DNCD

Santo Domingo.– The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) categorically rejected a version that states that the captain of the yacht where agents seized 50 packages of cocaine and 4 of heroin in a resort in La Romana, became a witness in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) case involving two Venezuelans recently arrested in Haiti.

"It is also false that the captain remained under the protection of that US agency," the DNCD pointed out.

The DNCD explained in a statement that in order to be a witness in a case in another jurisdiction other than the Dominican Republic, it is required a protocol involving a letter from the entity concerned which hast to be processed through the appropriate channels, and that has not happened in this case. "The DNCD faithfully complies with its domestic law," the agency highlighted.

The agency also confirmed that there were 54 and not 80 –as CDN wrongly published– the packages of drugs seized November 8 on board the 135 foot yacht "The Kingdom" registry Y0016, Nassau flag, which had been docked at a resort in La Romana.

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