One year in jail to await trial for record drug haul
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Santo Domingo.- National District judge Yanibet Rivas on Wed. remanded Ernesto Bienvenido Guevara Díaz (Maconi) and three others to year in San Pedro jail (east), charged in the record 1,570 kilos of cocaine seized aboard the tanker ship Kaluba.
Also jailed were Carlos Julio Cuesta Feliz; Dante Meraldo Medina and Dante Wilfredo Medina Ozuna.
Just three years ago Guevara was deported returned from the US after serving a sentence also for drug trafficking.
The judge handed down her ruling after midnight in a hearing in which several motions were filed.
The prosecution had requested one year of pretrial detention against the defendants.