More than 200 foreigners hiding in Dominican Republic: Is the ex-PM of Turks & Caicos learning Spanish?
Information obtained by Hoy newspaper states that international federal organizations together with the support of Dominican state intelligence and the Armed Forces are looking for more than 200 foreigners with ties to crimes carried out in their own countries and who are believed to have taken refuge in the Dominican Republic.
According to sources, of those who are sought more than 70% are Europeans. The intelligence services are also looking for Americans, Puerto Ricans, Columbians, Venezuelans, Jamaicans, Mexicans, Peruvians and some from Curacao.
The fugitives are sought for having deserted from the military and federal organizations, financial crimes, for murder cases and cases of sexual violation of minors, former government officials and drug traffickers. They said that all of the security forces working at the airport, the frontier and tourist areas have been alerted and have the documents of most of the foreigners being looked for in the country by the federal agencies.
In addition, intelligence agents are in the different tourist areas, especially the north and east, in pursuit of the fugitives, who they believe are living there using false names.