Former MLB players Octavio Dotel, Luis Castillo allegedly linked to Dominican drug ring

first_imgFormer MLB players Octavio Dotel and Luis Castillo are allegedly involved in a Dominican drug ring.According to attorney general Jean Rodriguez, Dotel and Castillo have been linked to a money-laundering scheme with connections to drug trafficking. Dotel was arrested in a drug sting described as the “largest operation against organized crime” in the history of the country.While details are still unclear, according to CDN news, much of the business was being conducted in night clubs, but the spectrum of the case extends far beyond that. Related News Dotel, 45, spent 15 years in MLB and held the record for most organizations pitched for at 13 before Edwin Jackson broke the mark this year. He was 59-50 in his career with a 3.78 ERA. He also had 109 saves and was part of a combined no-hitter thrown by the Astros in 2003 against the Yankees.Castillo, 43, played for three teams in his 15-year-career batting .290 with 28 home runs and 370 stolen bases.He won the 2003 World Series with the Marlins and infamously hit the foul ball in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series that year, which a Cubs fan interfered with, leading to a sequence of events that ended in Chicago losing the game. Carlos Correa injury update: Astros star (back) pulled from game vs. Tigers, sent home to rest According to MLB writer Antonio Puesan, there were 20 luxury apartments, 15 night clubs, 10 restaurants, and even more seized in the aftermath of the sting.Dominican authorities said former MLB players Octavio Dotel and IF Luis Castillo as members of a powerful drug gang that was dismantled on Tuesday. Among 20 luxury apartments, 15 night clubs, 10 restaurants, and more where seized.— Antonio Puesán (@antoniopuesan) August 20, 2019Dotel had four luxury cars confiscated.He was among 18 people arrested in the sting, Rodriguez said in a press conference.The case, though, is far from closed as Rodriguez also said authorities are still seeking the alleged leader of the ring, César Emilio Peralta, also known as “César the Abuser.”last_img

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