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Dominican police, prosecutor arrested after 1 ton of cocaine disappears

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested a prosecutor and several police officers accused of not reporting the seizure of more than a ton of cocaine that has since disappeared.

General Prosecutor Francisco Dominguez says the cocaine was seized in September near Santo Domingo but was never turned over to authorities. He told TV station Colorvision late Monday that authorities are investigating whether the drug was returned for a bribe or whether the suspects sold it themselves.

An arrest warrant is pending for a second prosecutor.

Dominguez said the suspects were part of at least two other drug seizures that were never reported.

The investigation began after Police Chief Manuel Castro noticed the missing drugs.