SANTO DOMINGO, República Dominicana (AP) — La agencia antinarcóticos dominicana incineró el jueves 3,2 toneladas de cocaína pura, con lo que suma la cifra récord 8,3 toneladas de esas droga confiscada y quemada en un año.

Además de la cocaína, la Dirección Nacional de Control de Drogas (DNCD) se incautó y destruyó durante el 2012 otras dos toneladas de diferentes narcóticos, detalló el vocero de la institución, Roberto Lebrón.

Estadísticas de la DNCD muestran que los años con mayor cantidad de cocaína confiscada eran 2011, con 5,01 toneladas, y 2010, con 4,85.

El constante incremento en las confiscaciones no representa que haya más tráfico de drogas, "al contrario, se debe a que tenemos más capacidad" para enfrentar a los narcotraficantes, dijo Rolando Rosado, jefe de la DNCD, en una reciente entrevista con The Associated Press.

El oficial detalló, como ejemplo, que mientras en 2007 aterrizaron de forma clandestina en República Dominicana unas 198 avionetas con unos 400 kilogramos de cocaína procedente de Venezuela y Colombia cada una, en el 2012 ninguna aeronave con cargamentos de drogas pudo llegar al territorio dominicano.

La eliminación de las rutas aéreas de los narcotraficantes se debió al uso, a partir de finales del 2010, de 10 aviones militares recién adquiridos a Brasil en la vigilancia aérea, estimó Rosado.

Para incrementar la vigilancia en las aguas del Caribe, un avión no tripulado de Estados Unidos sobrevuela desde junio la costa dominicana como parte de un acuerdo entre la DNCD y la agencia antidrogas estadounidense (DEA, por sus siglas en inglés).

Además de representar un año récord en la confiscación de cocaína, durante el 2012 la DNCD detuvo a 26 españoles, 22 estadounideneses, 17 puertorriqueños, 15 colombianos, igual número de franceses, 11 italianos, 9 canadienses, 9 rusos y 6 holandeses vinculados con el narcotráfico. También fueron detenidos 25.000 dominicanos y 550 haitianos.


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    Miss Dominican Republic 2012, Dulcita Lieggi competes during the Swimsuit Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at PH Live in Las Vegas. The 89 Miss Universe Contestants will compete for the Diamond Nexus Crown on December 19. (AP Photo/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

  • A boy carries a bucket containing water he collected from a stream on his head in Thomazeau, some 10 km. northeast of Port au Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a $2.27 billion initiative Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012 to help eradicate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, vowing to work aggressively to secure donations for an ambitious but still mostly unfunded 10-year plan. Cholera has killed at least 7,759 people in Haiti since the outbreak started in October 2010, likely brought to the country by a unit of U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

  • Children carry buckets containing water collected from a stream on a wheelbarrow in Thomazeau, some 10 km. northeast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a $2.27 billion initiative Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012 to help eradicate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, vowing to work aggressively to secure donations for an ambitious but still mostly unfunded 10-year plan. Cholera has killed at least 7,759 people in Haiti since the outbreak started in October 2010, likely brought to the country by a unit of U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

  • Wayne Houchin

    In this picture released by American magician Wayne Houchin, Houchin's head burns while taping "Closer To The Stars" TV program in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Houchin, of Chico, California, is receiving treatment for burns after a local television show host, Franklin Barazarte, lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne while taping the TV program. (AP Photo)

  • Wayne Houchin

    In this picture released by American magician Wayne Houchin, Dominican TV presenter Franklin Barazarte, left, reacts as Houchin's head burns while taping "Closer To The Stars" TV program in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Houchin, of Chico, California, is receiving treatment for burns after the incident where Barazarte lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne. (AP Photo)

  • In this picture released by American magician Wayne Houchin, Dominican TV presenter Franklin Barazarte, left, watches as Houchin's head burns while taping "Closer To The Stars" TV program in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Houchin, of Chico, California, is receiving treatment for burns after the incident where Barazarte lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne. (AP Photo)

  • In this picture released by American magician Wayne Houchin, Houchin receives medical treatment in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Houchin, of Chico, California, is receiving treatment for burns after a local television show host lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne while taping his Nov. 26 appearance on the Dominican Republic's "Closer To The Stars" TV program. (AP Photo)

  • Wayne Houchin

    In this picture released by American magician Wayne Houchin, Houchin looks at the camera in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Houchin, of Chico, California, is receiving treatment for burns after a local television show host lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne while taping his Nov. 26 appearance on the Dominican Republic's "Closer To The Stars" TV program. (AP Photo)

  • Marc Anthony, Sharon de Lima

    In this image released by the Maestro Cares Foundation, singer Marc Anthony, fifth from left, poses for photos with members of his foundation and local authorities during the groundbreaking ceremony of new facilities for the Children of Christ orphanage in the eastern city of La Romana, Dominican Republic, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. The foundation, run by Anthony with music and sports producer Henry Cardenas, plans to build a new residence hall, classrooms and a baseball field for the orphanage founded in 1996 for children who were abused or abandoned or whose parents were unable to care for them. (AP Photo/Maestro Cares Foundation)

  • Marc Anthony, Sharon de Lima

    In this image released by the Maestro Cares Foundation, singer Marc Anthony and his girlfriend, model Sharon de Lima, arrive for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new facilities for the Children of Christ orphanage in the eastern city of La Romana, Dominican Republic, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. The foundation, run by Anthony with music and sports producer Henry Cardenas, plans to build a new residence hall, classrooms and a baseball field for the orphanage founded in 1996 for children who were abused or abandoned or whose parents were unable to care for them. (AP Photo/Maestro Cares Foundation)

  • Marc Anthony, Sharon de Lima

    In this image released by the Maestro Cares Foundation, singer Marc Anthony poses for a photo with children from the Children of Christ orphanage in the eastern city of La Romana, Dominican Republic, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. The foundation, run by Anthony with music and sports producer Henry Cardenas, plans to build a new residence hall, classrooms and a baseball field for the orphanage founded in 1996 for children who were abused or abandoned or whose parents were unable to care for them. (AP Photo/Maestro Cares Foundation)

  • A demonstrator, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, holds a reward sign with a picture of previous President Leonel Fernandez during a protest in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Civil society organizations staged a mock trial for corruption against Fernandez amid intense public anger over the government's budget deficit incurred under his government. Current president Danilo Medina, also of the Dominican Liberation Party, plans to help close the $4.6 billion deficit with increases in the sales, property and fuel taxes. (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)

  • Demonstrators watch a mock trial for corruption against previous President Leonel Fernandez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Civil society organizations staged a "people's trial" against Fernandez amid intense public anger over the government's budget deficit incurred under his government. Current president Danilo Medina, also of the Dominican Liberation Party, plans to help close the $4.6 billion deficit with increases in the sales, property and fuel taxes. The sign reads in Spanish: "It's not a crisis, it's a scam". (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)

  • Demonstrators watch a mock trial for corruption against previous President Leonel Fernandez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Civil society organizations staged a "people's trial" against Fernandez amid intense public anger over the government's budget deficit incurred under his government. Current president Danilo Medina, also of the Dominican Liberation Party, plans to help close the $4.6 billion deficit with increases in the sales, property and fuel taxes. The sign reads in Spanish: "One question for the judge: Who stole my few cents?". (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)

  • Members of civil society organizations, one of them mocking of being previous president Leonel Fernandez, far right, participate in a "people's trial" against him in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Demonstrators staged the mock trial for corruption against Fernandez amid intense public anger over the government's budget deficit incurred under his government. Current president Danilo Medina, also of the Dominican Liberation Party, plans to help close the $4.6 billion deficit with increases in the sales, property and fuel taxes. (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)

  • Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Civil society organizations staged a mock trial for corruption against previous President Leonel Fernandez amid intense public anger over the government's budget deficit incurred under his government. Current president Danilo Medina, also of the Dominican Liberation Party, plans to help close the $4.6 billion deficit with increases in the sales, property and fuel taxes. The signs read in Spanish: "Not to wipe the slate clean", left, and "Danilo, no more taxes, punish the corrupt". (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)

  • A demonstrator, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, holds a reward sign with a picture of previous President Leonel Fernandez during a protest in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Civil society organizations staged a mock trial for corruption against Fernandez amid intense public anger over the government's budget deficit incurred under his government. Current president Danilo Medina, also of the Dominican Liberation Party, plans to help close the $4.6 billion deficit with increases in the sales, property and fuel taxes. The sign reads in Spanish: "People's trial against Leonel Fernandez". (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)

  • Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Civil society organizations staged a mock trial for corruption against previous President Leonel Fernandez amid intense public anger over the government's budget deficit incurred under his government. Current president Danilo Medina, also of the Dominican Liberation Party, plans to help close the $4.6 billion deficit with increases in the sales, property and fuel taxes. The sign reads in Spanish: "Danilo, no more taxes, punish the corrupt". (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)

  • Juan Manuel Santos, Dilma Rousseff, Danilo Medina, Ollanta Humala, Ricardo Martinelli

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  • Crown Prince Felipe, Danilo Medina

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  • Eduardo Acosta Mejia

    Dominican-American Eduardo Acosta Mejia is escorted in handcuffs by National Guard officers during his deportation to Colombia at the Simon Bolivar airport in Maiquetia, near Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Acosta is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the Dominican Republic, and is wanted by Colombian authorities on drug trafficking charges. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2012 file photo, Dominican Republic singer Juan Luis Guerra performs at the 53rd annual Vina del Mar International Song Festival in Vina del Mar, Chile. Guerra tops the list of the 2012 Latin Grammy nominees with six nominations, including song of the year and record of the year. The 13th edition of the Latin Grammy Awards is scheduled for Nov. 15 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)

  • Dominicans attend a demonstration against the fiscal reform in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Hundreds of Dominicans protested against the government of Danilo Medina who presented to Congress the disputed tax legislation as a way to help close the $4.6 billion deficit in the government's budget. The measure will increase the general sales tax to 18 percent from 16 percent, will raise the price of gasoline and impose taxes on basic food products. The sign reads in Spanish: "No to fiscal reform, we want a moral reform". (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)

  • Dominicans attend a demonstration against the fiscal reform in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Hundreds of Dominicans protested against the government of Danilo Medina who presented to Congress the disputed tax legislation as a way to help close the $4.6 billion deficit in the government's budget. The measure will increase the general sales tax to 18 percent from 16 percent, will raise the price of gasoline and impose taxes on basic food products. The sign reads in Spanish: "Social inequality is more violent than any protest". (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)

  • Dominicans attend a demonstration against the fiscal reform in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Hundreds of Dominicans protested against the government of Danilo Medina who presented to Congress the disputed tax legislation as a way to help close the $4.6 billion deficit in the government's budget. The measure will increase the general sales tax to 18 percent from 16 percent, will raise the price of gasoline and impose taxes on basic food products. The sign reads in Spanish: "No to fiscal reform". (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)

  • Dominicans attend a demonstration against the fiscal reform in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Hundreds of Dominicans protested against the government of Danilo Medina who presented to Congress the disputed tax legislation as a way to help close the $4.6 billion deficit in the government's budget. The measure will increase the general sales tax to 18 percent from 16 percent, will raise the price of gasoline and impose taxes on basic food products. The sign reads in Spanish: "Jail for the corrupted ones". (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)

  • SPAIN-DOMINICAN-REPUBLIC-LATAM-ROYAL-DIPLOMACY

    Spanish King Juan Carlos (L) welcomes Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina Sanchez (R) at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid on November 15, 2012, ahead of the XXII Ibero-American Summit to be held in Cadiz from November 16 to 17, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SPAIN-DOMINICAN-REPUBLIC-LATAM-ROYAL-DIPLOMACY

    Spanish King Juan Carlos (L) welcomes Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina Sanchez (R) at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid on November 15, 2012, ahead of the XXII Ibero-American Summit to be held in Cadiz from November 16 to 17, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • DOMINICAN REP-PENAL CODE-PROTEST

    Dozens of women demonstrate on November 15, 2012 in front of the National Congress against a Penal Code Reform in the process of being approved concerning violence against women that they consider inadequate. AFP PHOTO/Erika SANTELICES (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • DOMINICAN REP-PENAL CODE-PROTEST

    Dozens of women demonstrate on November 15, 2012 in front of the National Congress against a Penal Code Reform in the process of being approved concerning violence against women that they consider as inadequate. AFP PHOTO/Erika SANTELICES (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • DOMINICAN REP-PENAL CODE-PROTEST

    Dozens of women demonstrate on November 15, 2012 in front of the National Congress against a Penal Code Reform in the process of being approved concerning violence against women that they consider as inadequate. AFP PHOTO/Erika SANTELICES (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • DOMINICAN REP-PENAL CODE-PROTEST

    Dozens of women demonstrate on November 15, 2012 in front of the National Congress against a Penal Code Reform in the process of being approved concerning violence against women that they consider as inadequate. AFP PHOTO/Erika SANTELICES (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • DOMINICAN REP-PENAL CODE-PROTEST

    Dozens of women demonstrate on November 15, 2012 in front of the National Congress against a Penal Code Reform in the process of being approved concerning violence against women that they consider as inadequate. AFP PHOTO/Erika SANTELICES (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • DOMINICAN REP-PENAL CODE-PROTEST

    Dozens of women demonstrate on November 15, 2012 in front of the National Congress against a Penal Code Reform in the process of being approved concerning violence against women that they consider as inadequate. AFP PHOTO/Erika SANTELICES (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • DOMINICAN REP-ECONOMY-FERNANDEZ

    Former Dominican President (2004-August 2012) Leonel Fernandez speaks during a televised speech to explain the tax reform sanctioned during his last government, on November 13, 2012, in Santo Domingo. AFP PHOTO/Erika SANTELICES (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • DOMINICAN REP-ECONOMY-FERNANDEZ

    Former Dominican President (2004-August 2012) Leonel Fernandez speaks during a televised speech to explain the tax reform sanctioned during his last government, on November 13, 2012, in Santo Domingo. AFP PHOTO/Erika SANTELICES (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)


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