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They presumably head the drug trafficking network linked to the seizure of 393 packages of cocaine and millions of dollars

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. – The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) and the National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD) arrested in Santiago a man linked to the seizure of 393 kilograms of cocaine and more than two million dollars.

The institution identified the detainee as Fernando Esteffani Fermín, who is identified by the authorities as the leader of a drug trafficking network,

Fermín was arrested on Friday in the Gurabo sector in the city of Santiago, while a search was carried out through court order No. 5799.2019, issued that same day by the Judicial Office of Permanent Attention Services of the Judicial District of Santiago.

He informed that Fermín was actively sought for more than a year for being part of a criminal structure of drug trafficking and money laundering that is credited with entering the month of April 2018 by the Port of East Haina, municipality of Santo Domingo Oeste, the amount of 2 million 204 thousand 350 dollars hidden in vehicle parts.

He explained that in this case, the accused Josuan Enmanuel Fernández Fernández, Marcos Freikis Peña Familia (Freikis and / or El Rubio), Hamlet Francisco Vargas Ceballos (El Compadre), Luisa Amelia Rita Fermín Hernández, Miguelina Verónica Franco Bautista and Ana are also held in custody Nelly Fernandez.

He informed that this Sunday he will request before the Judicial Office of Permanent Attention Services of the Judicial District of Santiago measure of coercion against the accused.

During the raid, cash, $ 4,600 and 70,000 Dominican pesos were confiscated, five cell phones of which the accused had destroyed three to evidently hide evidence, as well as a Kia model vehicle model K-7 gray color plate No.667335, chassis No. KNALN418BDA110790.

To the accused Esteffani Fermín along with the other prisoners who are imprisoned in this case, the institution designates them as responsible for violating Law No. 50-88 on Drugs and Controlled Substances, as well as Law No. 631-16 for the control and Regularization of Weapons, Ammunition and Related Materials, Law No. 155-17 on Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, and the articles of Dominican Criminal Code Nos. 265 and 266 that typify the association of criminals.

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