OPERATION FALCÓN – More lawmakers are on the radar of the Falcón investigation

Un senator and at least five other deputies from different political parties are among the red dots on the radar of the investigation of Operation Falcón, the most gigantic in recent times to dismantle a drug trafficking network that moved more than 10,000 kilos of cocaine to United States and other countries.

At the moment there are three deputies implicated by the Public Ministry in this money laundering and drug trafficking network and, according to sources linked to the investigation, others may fall in the next few hours or days on which there are already compromising files.

Apart from them, it is also expected to catch more civilians involved.

The evidence has been collected during a process of several months of joint work between Dominican authorities and the United States Anti-Drug Agency (DEA), and based on such evidence they are likely subjects of imprisonment and extradition to that country, the sources add. .

Links and evidence

The senator, whose identity or province of representation was disclosed, appears in the evidence maintaining close ties with the network’s chief of operations, Juan José de la Cruz Morales, alias “El cacique del Este,” according to the sources consulted.

Morales’ extradition has already been signed by President Luis Abinader.

Apart from “Operation Falcón”, the authorities of the public prosecutor’s office and the fight against drugs gather evidence of at least four other powerful networks dedicated to drug trafficking, money laundering and arms and people trafficking, in whose operations the alleged complicity of legislators.

Special judge request for the case

The Public Ministry yesterday requested the Supreme Court of Justice the appointment of a special investigating judge to hear the accusations against the deputies Nelson Rafael Marmolejos Gil, Héctor Darío Féliz Féliz and Faustina Guerrero Cabrera, implicated in the money laundering network of drug trafficking dismantled with Operation Falcón.

The deputy prosecutor Yeni Berenice Reynoso, head of the General Directorate of Persecution of the Public Ministry, presented the request to the president of the Supreme Court of Justice, Luis Henry Molina, through an instance deposited in the secretariat of the judicial body.

MPs involved

Marmolejos Gil, from Santiago; Féliz Féliz, from Pedernales, and Guerrero Cabrera, from El Seibo, are among those involved in the wide network from which the Public Ministry seized millionaire assets allegedly acquired with money from drug trafficking. All three are deputies chosen in the 2020 elections and, therefore, have privileged jurisdiction, by virtue of Article 154 of the Constitution of the Republic.

That article indicates, in its literal 1, that it corresponds exclusively to the Supreme Court of Justice to hear in a single instance the criminal cases brought against senators and deputies ”, recalls the general director of Persecution of the Public Ministry in its instance.

Reynoso explains that the Public Ministry has an investigation open against the three deputies, whom it accuses, on a provisional basis, of association of criminals, drug trafficking, laundering of assets from drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms.

These crimes are typified in articles 265 and 266 of the Dominican Penal Code, as well as by articles 4, 58, 60, 75, 85, 99, 100 and 101 of Law 50-88, on Drugs and Controlled Substances.

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Under persecution

The Public Ministry and the National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD) are pursuing, with the support of all State security bodies, Erick Randhiel Mosquea Polanco and others involved in the drug trafficking and money laundering network dismantled with Operation Falcón .

In addition to Erick Randhiel Mosquea Polanco, his brothers Harington José Mosquea Núñez and Claritza Andreina Mosquea Eduardo are also fugitives.

Alberto De Jesús Polanco (El Prieto), partner and front man of the drug trafficker, is also persecuted.

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