Above: US Attorney Wifredo Ferrer (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer and Javier Pena, Special Agent in Charge for the US Drug Enforcement Administration announced the unsealing of a July indictment of five nationals of the Dominican Republic for their alleged parts in narcotics trafficking.
On Nov. 14, the Puerto Rican Police Department’s Maritime Unit arrested Carlos Ruben Morales Davila on a fishing vessel inbound from Vieques; the four remaining defendants: Miguel Angel Espinal-Herrera, Freddy Antonio Martinez, Roberto A. Mendoza-Manzana and Felix Evangelista Sanchez-Espinal are incarcerated in the Dominican Republic awaiting extradition to the US.
The indictment and arrests are part of the ongoing Caribbean Basin Initiative of Ferrer’s office.
If convicted, each defendant faces life imprisonment.