Suspect arrested for executing two Dutch in Dominican Republic

Arrest (Photo: Politie). (Arrest (Photo: Politie))

A suspect was arrested at the airport of Medellin in Colombia in connection with the execution of two Dutch persons in the Dominican Republic. Their bodies were found on a sugar cane plantation in the east of the Dominican Republic in June, RTL Nieuws reports.

The suspect is a 35-year-old Brit, according to the broadcaster. He is suspected of murder or manslaughter, membership to a criminal organization, drug trafficking and abduction. The suspect was trying to leave Colombia on a flight to England when he was arrested. He is currently in custody, pending a extradition request from the Dominican republic.

The Public Prosecutor in El Seibo in the Dominican Republic believes that the two Dutch were killed in drug-gang related assassinations, according to the broadcaster.