Latin American Herald Tribune - Spaniard Arrested in Dominican Republic on Drug Smuggling Charges: "Juan Antonio Hidalgo de Moya, the administrator of the Startmable company, was arrested Tuesday after investigators determined the cargo containing the drugs was shipped from the Dominican Republic by that firm.
Dominican prosecutors initially accused Hidalgo de Moya of participating in a network allegedly directed by Spanish businessman Arturo del Tiempo Marquez, to whom the shipment is attributed and who has been under arrest in Barcelona since March 9.
However, Dominican authorities released Hidalgo de Moya on Wednesday, and the National District prosecutor’s office said that although the Spaniard was questioned for several hours, he was let go because no “merits” for keeping him in jail were found.
Hidalgo de Moya’s arrest and subsequent release came two weeks after the detention here of Colombian German Eduardo Duque Garcia, an associate of Arturo del Tiempo.
“During a raid conducted today (Tuesday) at the office of the Startmable company ... documents were seized providing evidence of the links of the said firm with the Prado Universal company, the owner of the 1,200 kilos of cocaine seized from Del Tiempo Marquez in Spain,” the Santo Domingo prosecutor’s office said.
After the arrest of Del Tiempo Marquez in Spain, Dominican authorities seized a luxury apartment building owned by the businessman located in an exclusive sector of Santo Domingo.
In addition, authorities confiscated a yacht belonging to the Spanish businessman and also a villa in the Casa de Campo tourist complex that Del Tiempo used to rent."