Drug trafficking and creativity to transport drugs
One of the major social ills afflicting the country is the trafficking of illegal substances. Drug traffickers are coming up with increasingly inventive ways to enter and exit Dominican territory. The Special Report with Julissa Céspedes revealed the most inventive (and frightening) ways in which criminal organizations hide narcotics worth millions of dollars. The anti-drug-trafficking organizations go head-to-head with the most heinous forms of drug handling by the criminal organizations that traffic it. When it comes to hiding drugs, drug traffickers’ ingenuity shines through. Sometimes specialized technical work is perceived, so that illegal substances reach their final destination regardless of whether the people involved are endangered.
According to the Special Report with Julissa Céspedes, the National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD) seized approximately 550 grams of marijuana in shoe soles in 2020. This consignment was bound for the United States. Flannels and polo shirts are another type of clothing that is used for this purpose. The DNCD discovered liquid cocaine. In this method, the clothes are soaked in the aforementioned drug and then dried to look starched. The discovery made on January 8 of this year was one of the most unusual and creative discoveries ever made. The DNCD and the Specialized Port Security Corps (CESEP) discovered seven packages of synthetic marijuana in biscuits and tea cans, each containing approximately four pounds of the narcotic. The drug was discovered in the Port of Haina Oriental and, according to the authorities, it originated in The Bronx, New York, and was bound for Villa Mella.
Vehicle parts are a common element used by criminal organizations to smuggle drugs. According to data obtained by El Reporte Especial with Julissa Céspedes, on December 29, 2022, authorities seized approximately a kilo of cocaine disguised as motorcycle parts. As it turned out, the gimbal contained at least seven portions of cocaine. They were on their way to the United States. Furthermore, 890 grams of the same substance were discovered in an electrical branch and two motorcycle cots. This demonstrates that drug traffickers are not deterred by sea, air, or land borders, particularly if their main consumer is on the other side. Agents have discovered drugs in dominoes, folders, and even small makeup brushes.