Dominican agent among 7 arrested in drug case

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic

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.

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