Dominican Republic's Attorney General Francisco Dominguez Brito speaks about escaped French pilots Pascal Fauret and Bruno Odos during a news conference in Santo Domingo October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas
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Two French pilots given 20-year jail sentences in the Dominican Republic for cocaine-trafficking slipped out of the country and went home "to clear their names", one of them said Tuesday, but the Caribbean nation said it would seek their re-arrest.Pascal Fauret, 55, and co-pilot Bruno Odos, 56, were back with their families in France after travelling by boat from the Dominican Republic to the Franco-Dutch island of Saint Martin, before flying to Martinique and then on to France.And France suggested Wednesday that the two pilots, who were among four Frenchmen sentenced in Santo Domingo in August in a case dubbed "Air Cocaine", would not be extradited.The Dominican Republic said it would seek an international warrant for the men's re-arrest.Pisapia and Castany are still in the Dominican Republic.Four Dominican locals have also been jailed for sentences ranging between five and 10 years in connection with the case.
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