Common complaint among the girls working in Sosúa, Dominican Republic is they face stiff resistance when trying to move further along the northern coast to Cabarete. This is because the girls who are already working in the more upscale resort town of Cabarete do not want competition. Police, who are frequently accused of demanding bribes enforce the situation.
In this video a girl from the Dominican Republic explains that a high ranking officer with the tourist police (POLITUR) demanded 10,000 pesos (about $250) or sexual favors in order to ply her trade in Cabarete.
Tourist police present the biggest challenge among prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. In her book Confessions of a Caribbean Courtesan, Floralie Neptune explains she was kept out of Cabarete by the girls who were already working there that did not want more competition, coming from Sosúa. She also has numerous encounters with the tourist police.