Local July 24, 2022 | 12:33 pm

Six packets of marijuana seized in containers disguised as coffee

Officers of the National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD) and members of the Specialized Airport Security Corps, coordinated by Public Prosecutor’s Office members, seized six packages of synthetic marijuana at the Las Americas International Airport.

A canine unit alerted of strange substances in a cardboard box, which arrived at the terminal coming from Miami, where six plastic containers were found, which appeared to be coffee and in whose interior six packages of marijuana were found, with a preliminary weight of eight pounds, which were later seized.

The substance was sent by a Dominican man with residence in Lehigh Acres, Florida. It was to be received by a man residing near the public market of La Placita in Los Ciruelitos de Santiago.

The authorities are working on the investigation to determine if the manifest of the shipment is accurate or if the identities and addresses are false.

In the last few weeks, the DNCD and the Public Prosecutor’s Office have reinforced the inspection work in the warehouse areas of international shipments entering and leaving the country through the airport terminals.

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Senor Hemp
July 24, 2022 2:06 pm

This is sad news !!! In the year 2022 nobody should be getting in trouble over such a small amount of weed. The DR should legalize it and tax it. This would help raise much needed funds for education and infrastructure. It would also clear the court system of a lot of frivolous cases.