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Dominican Republic: PRM deputy arrested for drugs, was brought to justice for polluting river and creek

Congressman Miguel Andrés Gutiérrez Díaz, who was arrested at the Miami airport for international drug trafficking, had been brought to justice in 2010, as president of the company Gutiérrez Díaz Corporation (Gudicorp), for discharging industrial, residual pollutants into the La Estación stream and the Guanábano river, in Navarrete.

According to the authorities’ accusation, the company had exceeded the levels allowed by the environmental norms on water quality and discharge control established by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources.

“We have subjected the company Gudicorp due to complaints from neighborhood councils and individuals, that they are polluting the environment, so we filed a formal complaint for its executives to respond to justice,” said the magistrate in charge of the investigation.

He also informed that the production manager was also accused of discharging industrial water into the Guanábano river outside the acceptable levels.

Gudicorp is located at kilometer 3 and a half of the Navarrete-Puerto Plata highway and is dedicated to the processing of aggregates.

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