The Public Ministry supported by the National Police and the Specialized Port Security Corps (Cesep) recovered 544 quintals of flour stolen in the port of Haina Occidental and progress is being made in the investigations regarding the fact.
Investigators have made arrests and questioned terminal employees, carriers and private security personnel,to determine the circumstances in which the act was committed, and a measure of coercion was requested for the alleged perpetratorsbefore the Santo Domingo Oeste prosecutor’s office, according to information provided by Cesep.
Last Thursday, February 16, the unauthorized entry and exit of a bulk cargo vehicle in the West Bank and the disappearance or theft ofof more than 375 metric tons of soybean meal.
The Public Ministry has not yet offered details of the investigation, nor of the 544 tons of food stolen from the port.
In a statement shared this Sunday, HIT Puerto Rio Haina, a concessionary company of the Port of Haina, expressed that they are actively collaborating with Cesep, the National Police and other state security bodies, in the ongoing investigation process.
He added that this phase of the investigative process includes exhaustive scrutiny of the access control and operational control processes, as well as the personnel of the different companies and institutions involved in the handling of this type of cargo within the terminal.
"The corresponding authorities will share the details and results related to said investigation in a timely manner. Immediately the event was reported, we took additional control and redundancy measures at access points and operational processes"refers to the statement.
He stressed that the company "maintains an unwavering commitment to the safety of our customers, associates, collaborators, the merchandise we handle and our nation, as evidenced by the consistency over time of the different international safety certifications we have".
Likewise, they reiterated their unconditional support for the authorities in the investigation and submission to justice of any person who has committed illegal acts within our premises.