SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say they have seized more than $3 million in cash and arrested seven suspected drug traffickers, including one of the country's intelligence officers.
The director of the National Drug Control Agency says the drug money was confiscated at a luxury home in the exclusive community of Casa de Campo.
Agency director Rolando Rosado said Monday that the alleged leader of the group of suspects is a former member of the navy and a current agent for the country's National Department of Investigations.
More than 200 Dominican military officers, soldiers and police have been accused of drug trafficking since 2009.
Last week, a retired senior official in the country's anti-drug agency was extradited to New York to face drug smuggling charges. He has pleaded not guilty.