Dominican agents arrest 5 drug mules in 1 day

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Associated Press

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 27 at 8:30 PM

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican anti-drug agents say they have arrested five foreign drug mules in a single day.

A spokesman for the National Drug Control Agency says the five suspects are from Puerto Rico, Spain and Ghana. They were arrested Sunday at the Caribbean country's airports.

Roberto Lebron alleged Monday that Puerto Rican couple Juan Carlos Cerezo Rivera and Erika Mutt Cintron had 194 capsules of cocaine taped to their bodies as they tried to board a flight to San Juan.

Lebron says two Spanish men were arrested separately when they allegedly tried to fly to Madrid with several kilograms of cocaine.

The final suspect was arrested as he tried to board a flight to Paris. The suspect from Ghana has allegedly expelled 60 capsules of cocaine he had swallowed.

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