The request for a coercion measure in the file of Operation Falcón has 219 pages in which a whole network of drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime is detailed in great detail that, so far, involves 21 defendants, some of them today fugitives from the law.
The fact that legislators are involved in the business of selling narcotics to the United States has been very popular and there is talk of thousands of kilos of cocaine per month and tens of billions of pesos and dollars in a period of nine years.
But in the record there are mentions of the sport, specifically baseball and the business of preparing players for the signing of players for the Major Leagues.
The total lack of regulation whatsoever by the Dominican State on who works or does business in baseball is a complaint that we have carried for a long time.
Major League Baseball also has its share in this problem, as a company that exchanges thousands and even millions of dollars with some individuals for whom there is no reference whatsoever.
In good Dominican, anyone says they have a baseball program without being regulated, controlled or supervised by anyone.
The Public Ministry uncovers him in his request for a coercion measure, when he points out that the defendant Juan Carlos Durán Rodríguez used the Agramonte Torres Baseball Academy, in Santiago, to “represent professional players who are hired by recognized baseball firms to justify the income through the company called Academia de Bletín Agramonte Torres SRL ”.
For years now, Major League Baseball executives have referred to the Dominican Republic as “The Wild West” because of the way things are done in the country.
Neither the Ministry of Sports, nor the National Baseball Commissioner, nor the National Council for Children and Adolescents, nor the Procurator for Children and Adolescents, nor the National Directorate of Drug Control, nor the Major Leagues, nor anyone he had been concerned up to now with sifting through good baseball coaches and developers and those who use children to launder drug money.
Perhaps now, you will hear the cry that for years claims to discriminate who can work with children in baseball and who cannot.