Crime in the Dominican Republic

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There have been reports of crimes against tourists in the Dominican Republic (as noted by the US state department).[1]

Drug transportation[edit]

The Dominican Republic has become a trans-shipment point for Colombian drugs destined to Europe as well as the United States and Canada.[2][3] Money laundering via the Dominican Republic is favored by Colombian drug cartels for the ease of illicit financial transactions.[2] In 2004, it was estimated that 8% of all cocaine smuggled into the United States had come through the Dominican Republic.[4] The Dominican Republic responded with increased efforts to seize drug shipments, arrest and extradite those involved, and combat money-laundering.