Local December 15, 2017 | 12:03 pm

A record 10,500K of cocaine seized in one year: Antinarcotics

Santo Domingo.- The year has yet to end and the country has set a record in drug confiscation with over 10,500 kilos of cocaine, and surpassed those of the last five years.

According to figures from the National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD), 9,649 kilos were seized in 2016, followed by 2015, which was 9,277 kilos.

As of the third quarter this year 9,492 kilos of cocaine had been confiscated, for an average of 3,000 kilos every three months.

The DNCD’s most recent bust came early Thurs., when Dominicans and a Venezuelan were caught trying to smuggle 1,026 bricks of cocaine along the Barahona coast (southwest), after arriving on a boat.

Seized in the operation were three pickup trucks, an SUV, a rifle, a pistol, ammo, two-way radios and other communication gear.

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