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05SANTODOMINGO1927
2005-04-08 11:46:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Santo Domingo
Cable title:  

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC EXTRADITES VELAZQUEZ MINYETTY

Tags:   CJAN  KCRM  SNAR  KJUS  DR 
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						UNCLAS SANTO DOMINGO 001927 

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CAR (MCISAAC), L/LEI (TAYLOR AND FUENTES)
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR CRIM/OIS (MAZUREK, ORJALES,
SOKOHL)
US MARSHAL SERVICE PLEASE PASS TO CHRIS DUDLEY
DEA FOR OF, OFI, DO, DCO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CJAN KCRM SNAR KJUS DR
SUBJECT: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC EXTRADITES VELAZQUEZ MINYETTY
TO U.S.

REF: 03 STATE269795



1. (U) On April 7, 2005, Francis Velazquez Minyetty was
extradited from the Dominican Republic to the United States
in the company of a U.S. Marshal. Velazquez Minyetty,
nicknamed the "King of Ecstasy", is wanted to stand trial in
the Southern District of New York to stand trial on federal
narcotics charges.



2. (U) Velazquez Minyetty was arrested by the Dominican
National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) on an arrest
warrant issued based on the USG's extradition request. DNCD
was assisted by local DEA agents and the U.S. Marshals.



3. (U) Velazquez Minyetty us the seventeenth fugitive
requested via extradition returned to the United States
during the second administration of President Leonel
Fernandez. He is the fourth fugitive returned from the
Dominican Republic to the United States in 2005.
HERTELL