Court ratifies preventive detention against Mery Peláez

SANTO DOMINGO.- The judge of the Sixth Court of Instruction of the National District, Clara Luz Almonte Gómez, today ratified the preventive detention against Mery Peláez , presumed front man of the fugitive drug trafficker José D. Figueroa Agosto.

The magistrate refused to vary the measure of coercion to the accused, as her lawyer Jose Rafael Ariza Morillo had requested.
In this way the court rejected the arguments of the defense of the accused, with which it was intended to ensure that there is no flight risk. Peláez was transferred to the Palace of Justice of Ciudad Nueva under a strict security measure.

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