SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – Authorities in the Dominican Republic say human remains and drug paraphernalia have been found in the wreckage of a small plane found in a remote southwestern area.
Anti-drug agency spokesman Roberto Lebron says it’s not clear if more than one person died in the crash. He says police on Monday also found charred bundles of plastic containers used to package cocaine.
Other parts of the crashed plane were found Saturday in Loma de la Jaiba, a rural community 155 miles (250 kilometers) west of the capital of Santo Domingo.
U.S. officials say about one-tenth of South American cocaine bound for the U.S. and Europe last year traveled through Hispaniola. That’s the Caribbean island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
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