Arrests in slaying of Dominican anti-drug official

AP News
Posted: Sep 21, 2011 7:57 PM
Arrests in slaying of Dominican anti-drug official

A police officer and another man were arrested Wednesday as suspects in the slaying of an aide to the Dominican Republic's top drug enforcement official.

National Drug Control Agency spokesman Roberto Lebron said the two were caught after a chase in the capital. Lebron said the men had the weapons used in shooting of army Col. Cesar Ubri and confessed to the killing.

Drug agency chief Rolando Rosado Mateo said later that the gunmen were trying to steal his aide's car. Rosado said they didn't target Ubri because of his government position.

Ubri was shot to death Sunday in the upper middle class Las Praderas neighborhood, prompting a huge police search for his killers.