Local October 6, 2022 | 10:01 am

Authorities search a prison in Puerto Plata where a prisoner was killed

Wednesday’s intervention by the General Directorate of Penitentiary and Correctional Services (DGSPC) at the San Felipe Correction and Rehabilitation Center in Puerto Plata, where last week an inmate died in a fight, resulted in the seizure of drugs, knives, mobile phones, and other prohibited items. Security organizations and specialized State units supported the operation, according to a press release from the Public Ministry. The prisoner Ral Alfonso Bonilla, who was serving a homicide sentence and died on Saturday, October 1, after being held by a group of convicts and suffering two gunshot wounds as well as 10 injuries with sharp objects, has been the subject of an investigation, according to the Public Ministry.

During the eight-hour search operation, 30 surveillance and treatment personnel, high-risk transfer units, and canine units (K9) examined the lodgings, beds, toilets, hallways, common areas, and washing areas of two modules of the enclosure. According to a press release, 190 convicts were mobilized for the operation, which was carried out without any incidents. Cocaine, marijuana, and andullo tobacco were among the items and substances that were recovered.

79 cell phones, 57 homemade sharps, hacksaw pieces, razors, 40 headphones, 72 chargers, nail clippers, phone chips, lighters, and weights were also taken by the agents.

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El Yolero
October 30, 2022 11:17 pm

It is totally unbelievable to see that the official sign for the location of the Procuraduría General looks like a coffin! Does that mean that whoever goes to the justice department for justice may as well be dead?


Parece increíble que la identification para el local de la Procuraduría General parece un ataúd! Quiere eso decir que cualquier persona que fuera a la Procuraduría por obtener justicia es mejor que estuviera muerto?

Senor Hemp
December 19, 2022 12:01 pm

Dominican prisons are a cesspool of corruption. Replacements for most of the items seized are probably already back in the hands of the inmates.