Cocaine slipped into girl's suitcase

Twelve soldiers assigned to combat drug trafficking in the Dominican Republic have been arrested in an alleged scheme to smuggle cocaine to Canada in a child's suitcase, the Canadian Press reported. Officials found more than 33 kilograms of cocaine in the suitcase of a girl travelling with her parents and sister from Puerto Plata to Canada. The parents were not detained, but a prosecutor said they may have been working with the smugglers. It is not clear whether Dominican authorities will pursue charges against them.

Published: Wednesday, 04/06/2011 12:00 am EDT

Twelve soldiers assigned to combat drug trafficking in the Dominican Republic have been arrested in an alleged scheme to smuggle cocaine to Canada in a child's suitcase, the Canadian Press reported. Officials found more than 33 kilograms of cocaine in the suitcase of a girl travelling with her parents and sister from Puerto Plata to Canada. The parents were not detained, but a prosecutor said they may have been working with the smugglers. It is not clear whether Dominican authorities will pursue charges against them.

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