Drug flights surge in Caribbean en route to U.S.
The Dominican Republic is a tourist paradise, and a drug runner’s haven. More than 800 miles of stunning turquoise coastline used for snorkeling — and smuggling. What’s smuggled mostly is cocaine from South America, bound for the United States. And in recent years, it’s been pouring in. “The problem in the last two years is the amount of narcotics arriving in this country by air has increased exponentially,” said Peter A. Reilly, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s supervisor in the Dominican Republic. Full Story