Dominican National Police Arrest 24 of Their Own in Corruption, Drug Trafficking Probe

Largest arrest of its kind


National Police chief Manuel Castro on Monday ordered the arrest of 24 agents on charges of extortion and in connection with drug trafficking. It's the highest number of officers ever detained in one case.

Police spokesman Jacobo Mateo said Internal Affairs is investigating the group, while a source quoted by diariolibre.com affirmed that the group "was shaking down Higuey drug sellers for 200 to 300 pesos, that's an embarrassment."