Thursday, March 21, 2013 3:34 pm
Dominican agents, troops caught in anti-drug op
The Associated Press
Drug control chief Rolando Rosado says four French citizens were also arrested. Authorities say the four were attempting to fly 710 kilograms (1,562 pounds) of cocaine to Paris on a French-registered private plane from the resort area of Punta Cana when they were arrested.
Rosado said at a news conference Thursday that those detained include a lieutenant colonel in the air force as well as customs drug agents based at the main international airport in Santo Domingo.
The investigation began after officials in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and other countries reported confiscating large amounts of cocaine from flights from the Dominican Republic.