Santo Domingo. – As part of the monitoring and control operation, a total of 189 people have been arrested due to damage in Los Hatices National Park, a strategic area for the collection of water that feeds rivers and underground sources in several areas. by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in that protected area.
In a press release, the ministry reported today that detachments of the National Environmental Protection Service (Cenpa) have placed 180 Haitians at the disposal of the Directorate General of Migration (DGM), while nine Dominicans have been handed over to special prosecutors. Attorney for the protection of the environment and natural resources (Proedemaren).
Environment Minister, Miguel Serra Hatton, made a supervision visit to Los Hatice last Thursday to evaluate the results of the operation carried out with state security agencies under the name Los Hatice Joint Interagency Task Force (FTCIH) 2023.
“From the Ministry of the Environment we have the determination, with the full support of the central government and all state agencies, to confront all environmental crimes, and we rely on the response of the Ministry of Public and the Directorate General of Migration for the actions that we have taken in Los Hatices. evolved,” Sierra Hatton said.
They capture animals, tools and vehicles
In addition to the 189 arrested, in the operation directed by Captain René Rodríguez Álvarez, director of SENPA, the following have been captured:
- 98 animals
- 305 equipment
- 5 motor vehicle
According to the latest report on the operation, the army has destroyed 68 cones belonging to citizens and foreigners who damage the park in violation of environmental law, as well as 26 barbed wire fences and 72 huts.