In the Dominican Republic, the Supreme Court’s Penal Chamber rescheduled the Monday morning hearing to an unspecified date, in the extradition request from the United States for Ramon Antonio del Rosario Puente (Toño Leña), where he faces drug trafficking charges in Puerto Rico.
A few minutes after 11 a.m., the Court was scheduled to hear a defense motion, which requests that Rosario face trial in this country.
In addition to narcotics charges, Toño Leña is accused in the murder of three people, two of them in eastern La Romana three years ago.
Drugs Control Agency chief Rolando Rosado affirms that del Rosario was the top drugs supplier for the Puerto Rican kingpin Jose Figueroa Agosto (Junior Capsula), now being held in a maximum security facility in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The United States Embassy affirms that del Rosario coordinated major cocaine and heroin shipments from South America to Dominican Republic, from where they were transported by air and sea to Puerto Rico and New York.
This article was published by the Dominican Today on July 25, 2011.
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