Local January 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Amid major busts, Defense boots all airports security chiefs

El Catey

Santo Domingo.-  Dominican Republic Defense minister Rubén Darío Paulino on Thurs. said he ordered the removal of the heads of security of all airports in the country and departmental directors of the Airport Security and Civil Aviation Corps (CESAC).

The shakeup comes amid a string of drug busts in several airports across the country, including nearly 500 kilos of cocaine seized in La Romana terminal, with two colonels and several civilians being held in the case.

The new security director at Las Americas International Airport (AILA) is Francisco A. Gómez; Modesto Segura in Punta Cana; Rafael David Sánchez in Puerto Plata and José J. Pimentel at Cibao.

Francis J. Figueroa was designated in La Romana; Humberto E. Ramos at El Catey de Samana; Jhojany Suriel in Arroyo Barril and César Valenzuela  in Barahona.

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