Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dassault Falcon 50, F-GXMC: More senior officers named in Dominican Republic drug bust

El cargamento de 682 paquetes de cocaína fue presentado ayer en la sede de la DNCD.
 The shipment of 682 packages of cocaine was presented yesterday at the headquarters of the DNCD.

Santo Domingo.- A drug ring that includes five military and National Police colonels shipped drugs through Punta Cana Airport, where 682 packages of cocaine seized on Wednesday, reports, citing confidential documents, where the National Drug Control Agency (DNCD) describes the officers as an "escort service."

The document on the year-long investigation to trap the officers identifies Army colonels Marino of Jesus Tejada and Nelson of Jesus Viloria Otáñez, José Anastacio Brea Román, of the Police and Carlos Samuel Rodríguez Díaz, of the Air Force.

The authorities seized 682 packages of drugs which the DNCD and the Justice Ministry link to Air Force colonel José Brazobán Adames, assigned to the Airport Security Corp (CESAC), and Army captain Bolívar Alberto Mercado Díaz, considered the ringleaders of the senior officers who were  hired as an "escort service" to various drug trafficking networks.

Mercado Diaz was reportedly paid two million dollars to protect the drug shipped to Europe, with a stop at the Azores islands.

The captain’s experience

According to the report rendered to DNCD president Rolando Rosado, Mercado Díaz has a long history as an "escort" of drug shipments through Punta Cana Airport, where antinarcotics agents took part in various criminal activities.

This document quotes Mercado Díaz and Police Capt. Rafael Aníbal de la Rosa Tapia, as saying that they made the colonels Fermín Tejada and Brea Román "millionaires."


Five colonel gave protection to drug delivery

In the file there are 35 people, mostly military, linked to at least four drug shipments

The shipment of drugs by the Punta Cana International Airport, which recently seized 682 packages of cocaine, involving a drug ring that includes five colonels and military institutions Nacional.Este Police had daily access to a confidential document that identifies five senior officers who served in "franqueadores" a major drug shipments by that terminal.

This report on intelligence work to catch the military and police linked to drug trafficking organizations, prepared by the National Drug Control (DNCD) last year, identifies Marine colonels Jesus Tejada, National Army, Joseph Anastacio Brea Román, Police, Carlos Samuel Rodriguez Diaz, Air Force, and Jesus Viloria Otáñez Nelson, also of the National Army.

In the operation where the 682 packages were seized drugs and was released on Wednesday, the DNCD and the Justice Department linked the colonel of the Air Force (FAD) Brazobán Jose Adames, assigned to the Specialized Airport Security Corps and Civil Aviation (CESAC), and Army Captain Alberto Mercado Bolivar Diaz as ringleaders of senior and junior officers who sold their "services" franqueadores to different drug ring.

This plan to take drugs in the country by the air terminal was frustrated by DNCD agents and CESAC. Reporters were informed that elCaribe Diaz Mercado would have charged two million dollars to protect the shipment of that amount of drugs into the Portuguese islands of Azores.

The experience of a captain

Captain Diaz Mercado, according to the report, has an extensive criminal record as "franchiser" drug by the Punta Cana International Airport, as stated in the report submitted to the president of the DNCD, Major General Rolando Rosado Mateo, about the adventures criminals of important drug agents assigned to the International Airport of Punta Cana This document cites Market Diaz and Rafael Police Capt. Anibal de la Rosa Tapia, saying they both made "millionaires" the colonels Fermin Roman Tejada and Brea.

The statement that made "millionaires" are these Colonels product shipments of cocaine shipments to foreign countries, "which they did in combination with personal DNCD the CESAC as well as security guards and tank Loading Punta Cana airport itself. "

According to the intelligence report, these colonels played, at different times, in charge of the office of Information and Coordination Center Joint DNCD (CICC), which is the most important department in the narcotics agency, after the president's role of that entity.

According to the intelligence report dated November 30, 2012, Colonel Rodriguez Diaz worked for the Department of Internal Affairs in the headquarters of the DNCD, and complicity with Joan Army First Lieutenant Daniel Antonio Rosario, who worked on the area of ​​International Affairs, reported to Colonel Fermin alerted Tejada to Market Diaz and De la Rosa Tapia to not be surprised by any operation executed by the Staff of the anti-drug agency.

Viloria Colonel remained Otañez Sub-Assistant Supervisor of CICC in Punta Cana and "was the person through which Colonel Fermin Tejada maintained direct contact with the narcos, why the latter never showed his face."


In the report, Market Diaz appears as head of the protection of four major drug shipment operations outwards. The first had to do with 145 kilos of pure cocaine brought into the aircraft made the JAF303304 flight, the airline Condor, which started at 3:50 pm on October 17, 2010, by the International Airport of Punta Cana bound for Curacao.

For this "service" provided to drug traffickers, said Captain received payment of $ 26,000. But also participated as franqueadores Wascar Army Captain Francisco Ramirez Zapata, who also received $ 26,000, the officer Rafael Anibal de la Rosa Tapia, $ 26,000; Army First Lieutenant Daniel Joan Antonio Rosario, 600 thousand dollars, the second lieutenant of the Dominican Air Force, Fernando Ruby (40,000 pesos) and Edinson ensign Alvino Peña, received 40,000 pesos.

Also participated Ensign Anthony Nunez and Antonio Santana Arencio Guevara Guevara, who received 40,000 and 70,000 pesos, respectively Arismendy Villamán Sergeant, 200,000 pesos; Andrison Police Officer Antonio Reyes Serum, 90 thousand dollars, and Messrs. Poached Jesus and John Lazala, managers and Personal Deposit, respectively, who received the sum of $ 80,000. The report noted that the responsibility for receiving and distributing the money among its partners Diaz was the market itself.

The second major drug operation protected by Captain Diaz Mercado occurs November 14, 2012. It was an operation that had mafia through 50 packets of pure cocaine, weighing approximately 250 kilograms. This drug left the country in the JAF flight company Transavia 303-304, bound for Brussels.

That shipment was protected by 20 officers of various state security agencies and seven civilians. Market Diaz received for this "service" the sum of $ 50,000.

The report also mentioned as participants Lieutenant Commander José Manuel Celedonio Castro, who was paid $ 40,000, and the captains of the army Bolivar Wascar Alberto Mercado and Francisco Díaz Ramírez Zapata, each with $ 50,000.

The third major shipment that had as its main protector Mercado Diaz was executed between 27 and 28 November 2012. For this "work", the officer would have given Colonel Brazobán 3 million 750 thousand pesos, "to be divided between him and all personnel under his command (in CESAC) who participated in the operation of postage". That protection work as participants had a 15 police and military officers and seven civilians.

The fourth major operation occurred between 4 and 5 December 2012. It was a load of 500 kilograms of pure cocaine, guarded by Diaz Mercado.
In addition to those members of the military and National Police, among the 35 arrested were, also, the three crew members and fourth modern passenger Falcon 50 aircraft, registration F-GXMC, model 1989.

Foreigners, all French nationals, were identified as Jean Pascal Furet, Victor Bruno Ados Armand, Paul Marie Castany Marc Alain and Nicolas Christopher Pisapia. The 682 packages were distributed in 26 suitcases. The dismantling of the network is the result of an operation started seven months ago, but the DNCD has documented other cases of shipments of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine to various European countries, especially Germany and France, which contain other senior that at any moment they would be expelled from the institution. The arrest warrants were issued by Judge Carlos Morales Peguero Yohan Instruction.

Attorney subjected to 35 involved

The Attorney General's Office yesterday ordered to submit to justice for 35 soldiers, police and customs personnel, including a lieutenant colonel, a major and four captains, linked to a failed drug operation in which 682 packs were occupied cocaine to be sent to France, to board a private jet take off from the airport of Punta Cana, revealed the DNCD. The assistant prosecutor Carlos Castillo Diaz, who gave the information, said the group is directly linked to that case and is led by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Brazobán Adames, Cesa and was assigned to an officer with responsibility punctual airport in Punta Cana, which was intercepted on the 682 plane loaded with packages of narcotics.

The drug was passed through the VIP area and was bound for the Portuguese islands of Azores.


El envío de drogas por el Aeropuerto Internacional de Punta Cana, donde recientemente se incautaron 682 paquetes de coca, involucra a una red de narcotraficantes que incluye a cinco coroneles de instituciones castrenses y la Policía Nacional.Este diario tuvo acceso a un documento de carácter confidencial que identifica a cinco altos oficiales que sirvieron de “franqueadores” a importantes cargamentos de drogas por la referida terminal aérea. 

 Este informe sobre las labores de inteligencia para atrapar a los militares y policías vinculados a organizaciones de narcotraficantes, elaborado por la Dirección Nacional de Control de Drogas (DNCD) el pasado año, identifica a los coroneles Marino de Jesús Tejada, del Ejército Nacional; José Anastacio Brea Román, de la Policía; Carlos Samuel Rodríguez Díaz, de la Fuerza Aérea, y Nelson de Jesús Viloria Otáñez, también del Ejército Nacional.

En la operación donde fueron decomisados los 682 paquetes de drogas y que fue dada a conocer el pasado miércoles, la DNCD y el Ministerio Público vinculan al coronel de la Fuerza Aérea (FAD) José Brazobán Adames, asignado al Cuerpo Especializado de Seguridad Aeroportuaria y de la Aviación Civil (Cesac), y al capitán del Ejército Bolívar Alberto Mercado Díaz, como principales cabecillas de oficiales superiores y subalternos que vendían sus “servicios” de franqueadores a distintas red de narcotraficantes.

Este plan para sacar las drogas del país por esa terminal aérea fue frustrado por agentes de la DNCD y del Cesac. Reporteros de elCaribe fueron informados de que Mercado Díaz habría cobrado dos millones de pesos para proteger el envío de la citada cantidad de drogas hacia las islas portuguesas de Azores.

La experiencia de un capitán

El capitán Mercado Díaz, de acuerdo al informe, tiene un extenso prontuario como “franqueador” de drogas por el Aeropuerto Internacional de Punta Cana, según consta en el informe remitido al presidente de la DNCD, mayor general Rolando Rosado Mateo, sobre las andanzas criminales de importantes agentes antinarcóticos asignados al Aeropuerto Internacional de Punta Cana. Este documento cita a Mercado Díaz y al capitán de la Policía Rafael Aníbal de la Rosa Tapia, diciendo que ellos dos hicieron “millonarios” a los coroneles Fermín Tejada y Brea Román.

La afirmación de que hicieron “millonarios” a estos coroneles es producto de los envíos de cargamentos de cocaína hacia el extranjero, “cosa que hacían en combinación con personal de la DNCD, el Cesac, así como con vigilantes de seguridad y Depósito de Carga del propio Aeropuerto Punta Cana”.

Según el informe de inteligencia, esos coroneles desempeñaron, en tiempos distintos, el cargo de encargados del Centro de Información y Coordinación Conjunta de la DNCD (CICC), que es el departamento de mayor importancia dentro del organismo antinarcóticos, luego de la función del presidente de esa entidad.

De acuerdo al informe de inteligencia fechado al 30 de noviembre del 2012, el coronel Rodríguez Díaz laboraba para el departamento de Asuntos Internos en la sede de la DNCD, y en complicidad con el primer teniente del Ejército Joan Antonio Daniel Rosario, quien trabajó en el área de Asuntos Internacionales, informaban al coronel Fermín Tejada para que alertara a Mercado Díaz y a De la Rosa Tapia para que no fueran sorprendidos por alguna operación ejecutada por la plana mayor del organismo antidrogas.

El coronel Viloria Otañez se mantuvo como subencargado del CICC en Punta Cana y “era la persona a través de la cual el coronel Fermín Tejada mantenía contacto directo con los narcos, razón por la que este último nunca dio la cara”.


En el informe, Mercado Díaz aparece como cabeza de la protección de cuatro grandes operaciones de envío de drogas hacia el exterior. El primero tuvo que ver con 145 kilos de cocaína pura introducidos en el avión que efectuó el vuelo JAF303304, de la aerolínea JETAIRFLY, que partió a las 3:50 de la tarde del 17 de octubre del 2010, por el Aeropuerto Internacional de Punta Cana, con destino a Curazao.

Por ese “servicio” prestado a los narcotraficantes, el citado capitán recibió el pago de 26 mil dólares. Pero también participaron como franqueadores el capitán del Ejército Wascar Francisco Zapata Ramírez, quien también recibió 26 mil dólares; el agente policial Rafael Aníbal de la Rosa Tapia, 26 mil dólares; el primer teniente del Ejército Joan Antonio Daniel Rosario, 600 mil pesos; el segundo teniente de la Fuerza Aérea Dominicana, Fernando Rubí (40 mil pesos) y el alférez de navío Edinson Peña Alvino, recibió 40 mil pesos.

Igualmente participaron los alférez de fragata Anthony Antonio Santana Núñez  y Arencio Guevara Guevara, quienes recibieron 40 mil y 70 mil pesos, respectivamente; el sargento Arismendy Villamán, 200 mil pesos; el agente policial Andrison Antonio Reyes Suero, 90 mil pesos, y los señores Jesús Poché y Juan Lazala, encargados de Depósito y de Personal, respectivamente, quienes recibieron la suma de 80 mil dólares. El informe detalla que el responsable de recibir y distribuir el dinero entre sus socios era el propio Mercado Díaz.

La segunda gran operación de narcotráfico protegida por el capitán Mercado Díaz ocurre el 14 de noviembre del 2012. Se trató de una operación mafiosa que tenía de por medio 50 paquetes de cocaína pura, con un peso aproximado de 250 kilogramos. Esta droga salió del país en el vuelo JAF 303-304 de la empresa JETAIRFLY, con destino a Bruselas.

Ese envío fue protegido por 20 agentes de distintas agencias de seguridad del Estado y siete civiles. Mercado Díaz recibió por ese “servicio” la suma de 50 mil dólares.

El informe menciona igualmente como participantes al capitán de corbeta José Manuel Celedonio Castro, a quien le pagaron 40 mil dólares; y a los capitanes del Ejército Bolívar Alberto Mercado Díaz y Wáscar Francisco Zapata Ramírez, cada uno con 50 mil dólares.

El tercer cargamento importante que tuvo como principal protector a Mercado Díaz fue ejecutado entre los días 27 y 28 de noviembre del 2012. Por este “trabajo”, el oficial le habría entregado al coronel Brazobán 3 millones 750 mil pesos, “para ser repartido entre él y todo el personal bajo su mando (en el Cesac) que participó en la operación de franqueo”. Esa labor de protección tuvo como participantes a 15 agentes policiales y militares, y siete civiles.

La cuarta gran operación se produjo entre el 4 y 5 de diciembre del 2012. Fue un cargamento de 500 kilogramos de cocaína pura, custodiado por Mercado Díaz.
Además de los citados militares y miembros de la Policía Nacional, entre los 35 detenidos figuran, igualmente, los tres miembros de la tripulación y cuarto pasajero del moderno avión Falcón 50, matrícula F-GXMC, modelo 1989.

Los extranjeros, todos de nacionalidad francesa, fueron identificados como Pascal Jean Furet, Bruno Armand Víctor Ados, Alain Marc Paul Marie Castañy y Nicolás Cristopher Pisapia. Los 682 paquetes estaban distribuidos en 26 maletas. La desarticulación de la red es fruto de una operación iniciada hace siete meses, pero la DNCD tiene documentados otros casos de envíos de cientos de kilogramos de cocaína a diferentes países de Europa, sobre todo a Holanda y Francia, en los que figuran otros oficiales superiores que en cualquier momento serían expulsados de la institución. Las órdenes de arresto fueron dictadas por el Juez de la Instrucción Yohan Carlos Morales Peguero.

Procuraduría somete a 35 implicados

La Procuraduría General de la República ordenó ayer someter por ante la Justicia a 35 militares, policías y personal de Aduanas, entre ellas un teniente coronel, un mayor y cuatro capitanes, vinculadas a una frustrada operación de narcotráfico en la que fueron ocupados 682 paquetes de cocaína que serían enviados a Francia, a bordo de un jet privado que despegaría del aeropuerto de Punta Cana, reveló la DNCD. El procurador adjunto Carlos Castillo Díaz, quien ofreció la información, dijo que el grupo está directamente ligado al citado caso y lo encabeza el teniente coronel José Brazobán Adames, asignado al Cesa y era un oficial con una responsabilidad puntual en el aeropuerto de Punta Cana, donde fue interceptado el avión cargado con los 682 paquetes de estupefaciente.

La droga fue pasada por el área VIP y tenía como destino las islas portuguesas de Azores.

Source: Santo Domingo.- The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) disclosed the names of the Dominicans and the foreigners arrested in connection with a shipment of cocaine headed to the airport of Versailles, France, with a scheduled stop at the Azores Islands.

Among the 35 arrested figure three crew members and a fourth passenger of a  1989  Falcon 50 aircraft, registry F-GXMC.

The foreigners, all French nationals, were identified as Jean Pascal Furet, Bruno Armand Victor Ados, Alain Marc Paul Marie Castaign, and Nicolas Christopher Pisapia.

In addition to Brazobán, among those to be charged figure captains Bolívar Alberto Mercado Díaz, Santana Núñez, José Manuel  Celedonio Castro, Wascar Francisco Zapata Ramírez and Rafael Aníbal de la Rosa Tapia; lieutenants Joan Antonio Daniel Rosario, Andrés Avelino Méndez García Arencio Guevara, Miguel Damián Florimón, Kissoris Ciprian and Carlos H. Martínez.

According to the investigation, those who will also be charge are the sergeants Rolando Colime Rojas; Welcome Pérez Mesa, Juan Santana and Andris out Ozuna Nova.

The civilian agents involved in the case are Manauris Encarnación Sánchez, Cristian Miguel Sánchez Sosa, Danny Daniel Balbuena Bejarán, Michell Camilo Bachá Mateo, Irvin Arias Santana and Jorge Mañón Pérez.

Also Orlando Francisco Franco Noble and Brayan Valerio Santos. Other arrests are still pending, according to the DNCD.

FILE. The authorities are holding around 35 officers and agents -the highest number in one bust ever- from various government agencies allegedly linked to an international during trafficking network, who had shipped cocaine from Punta Cana Airport to various European countries during several years.

Antinarcotics (DNCD) chief Rolando Rosado didn’t reveal the names of those arrested, among them a lieutenant colonel assigned to his agency, but pledged to publish their names and charge them in the next few hours.

He said evidence of more than RD$2.5 million in bribes and an unspecified amount of dollars were collected during seven months, received by the head of the DNCD unit assigned to the airport and the other agents. He said the agents distributed money among different departments lf the DNCD in the capital.

In a press conference Rosado provided the details of the operation which led to the dismantling of the network, accompanied by Air Force Intelligence officials and DNCD Joint Operations chief Valentin Rosado, who led months-long investigation.

Rosado said since 2010 various European countries among them France, Holland, and Belgium had alerted the DNCD of large drug seizures aboard planes arriving from Punta Cana’s airport, raising suspicions of a structure which managed to ship the drugs from that terminal.

He said the information prompted the deployment of undercover agents to infiltrate the Customs, Airport Security (CESA) and DNCD offices charged with the terminal’s safety and security.

A French aircraft was seized yesterday and its French crew of four detained, together with 35 members of various government agencies involved in the confiscation of at least 670 kilos of cocaine at Punta Cana Airport.


Valentin Rosado reiterated that Customs inspectors are among the detainees, and that Army captain Bolivar Alberto Mercado Diaz and Air Force Lt. colonel Jose Brazoban headed the ring.

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