Haitian and Dominican Police arrested several alleged human traffickers at the border

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 10, 2018 Under: Haiti/Dominican relations
Haïti : vaste coup de filet contre un réseau de trafic humain et pédophile

Haiti’s National Police (PNH) officers, in collaboration with their Dominican counterparts have arrested several alleged human traffickers in the Ouanaminthe border area, called coyotes, who are dedicated to trafficking persons, including children, from Haiti into the Dominican republic.

The Director of the National Department of Investigation of the Dominican Republic (DNI), Sigfrido Pared Perez, hailed the work between authorities of his country and PNH officers, which brought these positive results.

On December 27, 2017, Haiti’s Police Chief Michel Ange Gedeon, in the border town of Ouanaminthe, had launched a special unit within the PNH to combat child trafficking at the border. The Unit which is made up of 100 police officers is also equipped with drones.

Haiti's Police chief launches new unit to combat child trafficking at the border

Every year thousands of Haitian children are trafficked. They usually are the street children, who have nowhere to go after fleeing abuse or being abandoned by their parents and, those who have been deported to Haiti from the dominican republic without their parents. 

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