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Dominican traffickers dominate heroin trade In Boston: Police

May 22, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Dominican traffickers dominate heroin trade In Boston: Police

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Dominican drug trafficking organizations are dominating the balance of heroin distribution in Boston, a new report published by the Boston Police Department revealed.

The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC), a police unit that also receives funding from the Department of Homeland Security, released the “2016 Heroin Overdose Report” to provide information on opiate use, the Daily Caller reported.

An examination of arrest data for Class A trafficking — the sale of heroin, morphine and synthetic opioids — indicated that the majority of individuals arrested in Boston in 2016 were not citizens of the U.S., and most of those were from the Dominican Republic.

Of those arrested for Class A offenses, 65% were born in a foreign country. Within that group, 84% told authorities that they were from the Dominican Republic.

The share of heroin trafficking arrests of Dominican nationals is probably even higher, the BRIC report stated, because illegals from the Dominican Republic often use fake Puerto Rican birth certificates to secure state identification.

Boston Police during a 2013 raid saw 20 alleged members of Dominican drug trafficking organization busted

“There has been open source reporting that Dominican drug traffickers use identities stolen from Puerto Rico to acquire drivers licenses in Massachusetts and other states,” the report continued.

Identity fraud utilizing Puerto Rican nationality is a primary facilitator of heroin distribution in Boston. Specifically, Dominican natives were suspected of using Puerto Rican documents or aliases to hide their country of origin and lack of legal status in the U.S.

“In 59% of cases where a suspect listed Puerto Rico as their place of birth, there were signs of identity fraud or use of aliases. This would suggest that trafficking is controlled by Dominican organizations,” the report continued.

Forty suspected gang members were arrested in massive drug ring tied back to the Dominican Republic back in December 2016

Overall, signs of fraud were present in 44% of all arrests in 2015 and 2016 when the suspect listed a country of birth outside of the U.S.

Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have both begun efforts to fight opioid abuse and addiction, but they have opposed the Trump administration’s strict enforcement of immigration laws and extended detention and deportations of illegals.

Boston was one of five Massachusetts cities that Homeland Security singled out in March for not abiding by federal immigration detention requests, and Walsh has previously pledged to house illegals in Boston City Hall to protect them from the feds.

He also praised a California judge’s decision that temporarily halted President Donald Trump’s executive order to deny funding from sanctuary jurisdictions.

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