The American Ambassador in Haiti paid visit to the Haitian Coast Guard in Les Cayes

Posted by on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Under: Diplomacy

The American Ambassador in Haiti, Ms Michel J. Sison, earlier today paid a visit to the Haitian Coast Guard in the Southern city of Les Cayes, where the US State Department in collaboration with the US Coast Guard, are working together with Haitian authorities to reinforce security and to help fight against human and drug trafficking at the sea. 

The Island of Hispaniola due to its proximity with major drug producing countries such as Colombia, over the years has become a major transit for cocaine and marijuana smuggling to the United States. Since the 1980s leading members of the Haitian Military, Police and other high raking officials have been involved in illegal drug trade. Many have also been arrested and prosecuted in the United States.


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