Dotel & Castillo cleared of drug trafficking

Updated on August 30th: Octavio Dotel and Luis Castillo have been cleared of all drug trafficking charges.

Dotel’s lawyer had this to say to ESPN Deportes, “The authorities owe a public explanation to Octavio Dotel” after being arrested and having multiple cars seized. However, authorities did find an illegal firearm and is still currently facing that charge.

Dotel’s lawyer had this comment on in regards to the firearm, “About the firearm that was seized in one of his vehicles, we have the documentation that proves that it is not illegal and we will present it in the court in a timely manner.”

Both players were originally charged with being part of a drug trafficking ring as part of a powerful gang.


Former New York Mets pitcher Octavio Dotel as well as former second baseman Luis Castillo were in the Dominican Republic as part of what the Office of the Attorney General called the “largest operation against organized crime” in the country. There are no details yet as to why Castillo and Dotel themselves were arrested.

Authorities claim that both former MLB players were apart of a powerful gang.

Source: Diario Libre

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