More generals and colonels are among the 14 investigated by Coral 5G

In the second part of Operation Coral (5G) the authorities managed to identify that the corruption network that operated in the military forces and the National Police, not only benefited Major General Adán Cáceres, Rafael Núñez de Aza, and Alejandro Girón Jiménez , who were arrested in the first stage of the case, but rather favored other members who had leadership levels in the military institutions and who allegedly became illicitly enriched.

In a preliminary way, there are 14 investigated who are in the sights of the Public Ministry. Among them are three generals, seven colonels, a police major, two captains and a first lieutenant.

In leaked documents about the investigation the group is identified. Although the authorities have warned that the list could be further expanded as the investigations progress.

The members of the military and police forces investigated are General Juan Carlos Torres Robiou, FARD, who was identified in the structure as “Dl”. He served as director of the Specialized Tourist Security Corps (Cestur) in the 2014-2021 period.

Another of those investigated is Colonel of the Dominican Republic Air Force (FARD), Carlos Augusto Lantigua Cruz (The Helper), his nickname for having been support of the director and manager of Cestur rations.

Also FARD Colonel Yehudy Blandesmil Guzmán Alcántara, former Cestur human resources manager 2014-2020.

In addition, the First Lieutenant of the Police, Jehohanan L. Rodríguez Jiménez, who served as Cestur’s assistant auditor, is under investigation.

The person in charge of the Cestur Intelligence Division, the FARD colonel, Miguel Alfredo Ventura Pichardo, and the person in charge of the School of Tourism Security and then of Cestur Intelligence Operations, FARD colonel, Roberto Acevedo Tejada FARD (Acevedo ), are on the list of alleged acts of corruption and money laundering.

Most of the administrative structure of the Presidential Security Corps (Cusep) of the Adán Cáceres administration was dismantled due to the alleged theft of public funds to enrich themselves illegally.

As part of the structure of alleged corruption in Cusep, they are accusing the FARD general, Julio C. de los Santos Viola, who was deputy chief of that agency in the leadership of Adán Cáceres; likewise the Major of the Police, José Manuel Rosario Pirón, who served as Cusep’s treasury manager.

Others on the list of defendants are FARD Colonel Sterling Antonio Peralta Santos, former CUSEP intelligence officer; the captain of the Navy of the Dominican Republic (ARD), Rolando Bueno Jiménez; former administrative director and assistant to Adán Cáceres.

The captain of the ship Franklin Antonio Mata Flores ARD, former advance director of Cusep; the Army Brigadier General, Boanerges Reyes Batista, who was deputy chief of Cusep until 2014; FARD Lieutenant Colonel Erasmo Roger Pérez Núñez FARD, assigned to the Chief of Cusep, and Army Lieutenant Colonel Kelman Santana Martínez ERD, Adán Cáceres’ personal assistant.