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Le Soleil Dominicain
"Nouvelles Quotidiennes de la Republique Dominicaine en Anglais Depuis 2004"
Friday, February 24th, 2012
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Huge cocaine haul
Story Text & Photos © 2012 by DR1 Feb 24 2012 03:59AM
DR1 - In a country where 100kg cocaine hauls have become almost routine, the National Drug Control Department (DNCD) and the Preventive Police have announced the seizure of 616 packages of what is believed to be cocaine. This cache, which was divided into 25 plastic bags, was found in a hotel in Boca Chica where Samil David Arredondo Cedeno and Pedro de Pena Rodriguez were arrested. As part of "Operation Volcano" and headed by Major General Rolando Rosado Mateo who was assisted by General Juan G. Brown Perez, the DNCD used aircraft in order to track the drugs into the country. DNCD spokesman Roberto Lebron told Listin Diario reporter Mairobi Herrera that the Tactical Division of Sensitive Investigations and the motorized units of the Preventive Police had tracked the drug traffickers` movements. According to another newspaper, the drugs were picked up some 90 kilometers offshore and brought into the country on fast motor launches. El Nuevo Diario said that Arredondo and Pena Rodriguez were from Higuey and La Romana and that material from a Venezuelan sugar mill, the Central Rio Yaracuy, was used in the packaging of the cocaine. However, Rosado Mateo told reporters that he could not provide more details because of the ongoing investigation. The packages were sent to the National Institute for Forensic Science in order to be tested and weighed. Read original at DR1.

  

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DRSol Evening Weather Summary for April 20, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 23:29PM
The Dominican Sun - Across the Dominican Republic in the last 24 hours the highest observed temperature by DRSol was 91 at Puerto Plata In. The coolest reading came from Santiago Intl A with an overnight low of 72. A few spotty light to moderate rain showers were reported, the last in El Catey Intl at 6PM this evening. Skies were generally partly cloudy. Winds are averaging 9 mph from the SE, with a peak gust to 25 mph seen at 4PM this afternoon at Santiago Intl A. By the Numbers DR cities reported rain 13% of the time, and thunderstorms 0%. Average reported rainfall intensity on a scale of 0 to 100 was 36. Cloud cover totaled 50%. Click above to view summaries for the last week or last month. Last updated at 7:28PM. Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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Lunchtime Weather Report on this April 20, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 16:29PM
The Dominican Sun - Across the Dominican Republic in the last 24 hours the highest observed temperature by DRSol was 90 at Puerto Plata In. The coolest reading came from Santiago Intl A with an overnight low of 72. A few spotty light to moderate rain showers were reported, and rain is being observed right now as well at El Catey Intl and Caucedo/De Las. Skies were generally partly cloudy. Winds are averaging 10 mph from the SE, with a peak gust to 23 mph seen at 12PM this afternoon at La Romana Int. A. By the Numbers DR cities reported rain 12% of the time, and thunderstorms 0%. Average reported rainfall intensity on a scale of 0 to 100 was 36. Cloud cover totaled 46%. Click above to view summaries for the last week or last month. Last updated at 12:28PM. Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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Morning Weather Summary for April 20, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 13:59PM
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USGS Detects Minor Earthquake in the DR
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 13:59PM
The Dominican Sun - The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has just reported observing a minor earthquake in the Dominican Republic at 4:02 AST. Preliminary measurements give the quake a magnitude of 2. 5. The quake`s epicenter was located in the Mona Passage at latitude 18. 154N and longitude 67. 365W at a depth of 10. 87 miles. The earthquake occured at 4:02pm local time on Sunday. For detailed maps and information visit www. earthquakecloudpredictions. com Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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