Common complaint among the girls working in the Dominican Republic is they face stiff resistance along the northern coast to Cabarete. 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 upscale 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.