The Dominican Republic Navy (ARD) reported that 16 people were rescued after the boat in which they intended to make an illegal trip drifted, capsizing north of the The Valley beach, Samana.

According to a press release, assistance and first aid were provided to three women for presenting significant physical exhaustion.

“The operation had the support of the Dominican Republic Air Force, flying over the search area to locate the rescued. In addition, there was the support and effective communication of the staff of the National Emergency and Security System, 9-1-1, who received the initial alert by phone and assisted the rescued along with the medical personnel of the Navy, “explained the institution’s statement.

Seven Dominicans and three Albanians arrested

On the other hand, the entity reported that seven Dominicans and three Albanians who tried to make an illegal trip through San Pedro de Macoris.

The arrest occurred in Guayacanes beach, where a clandestinely manufactured boat 30 feet long, two 40 and 15 HP outboard motors, 10 jugs containing fuel, various life preservers and cell phones

Also, he took care of a minibus Mitsubishi brand, model L200, white, plate I002127.

The prisoners were taken for investigation purposes to the Naval Intelligence Directorate (M-2).

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