Ex-wife of Reputed Gangster Jailed in Dominican

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - A Dominican court has
jailed the ex-wife of a reputed Caribbean drug kingpin for at least
three months.

Leavy Nin Batista has been detained on suspicion of laundering money for her former husband's alleged trafficking network.

No charges have been filed, but the Dominican legal system allows for
preventive detention.

Five Spanish agents escorted the 33-year-old Batista from Madrid to the Dominican capital over the weekend.

She was jailed Monday.

Batista's ex-husband is Jose Figueroa Agosto, captured last year in Puerto Rico on suspicion of shipping Colombian cocaine to the U.S. mainland.

Batista allegedly fled to Europe in 2009 with a fraudulent passport.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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