Local September 21, 2016 | 8:59 am

Smuggled weapons probe targets a deputy: Listin

Santo Domingo.- The Justice Ministry investigate a deputyfrom the east region in connection with the confiscation at Haina port ofassault rifles whose numbers were removed, according to a source quoted bylistin.com.do.

The source said they couldn’t reveal their or the lawmaker’sname, "not to obstruct the investigation."

Justice minister Jean Alain Rodriguez said all suspects arebeing evaluated as part of the investigation into the case itself but didn’trule out the involvement of a deputy.

The weapons found in containers were consigned to the SandyCargo Express Company on a freighter from Miami, Florida.

In recent weeks Customs has seized a large number ofweapons of various calibers, ammo and other military gear.

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