Dominican Republic Makes Major Drug Bust

The Dominican Republic says it has seized nearly 2,000 pounds of cocaine in one of its largest drug captures ever.

The president of the National Drug Control agency says the drugs were hidden in a container on a ship bound for Spain. Maj. General Rolando Rosado Mateo says the cocaine had arrived from Venezuela.

Agency spokesman Roberto Lebron said Friday that officials expect to arrest several people.

Rosado says Thursday's seizure in Punta Caucedo follows a two-month investigation.

The Dominican Republic is one of top 20 countries that the U.S. considers as major drug producers or transit points.