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Police operation in the stronghold of a Haitian gang leader

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Mar16,2024

Police operation re in the stronghold of a Haitian gang leader

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Police officers deployed in Port-au- Prince, March 9, 2024. (Archive photo)

Agence France-Presse

Haitian National Police carried out an operation in the stronghold of gang leader Jimmy “Barbecue” Chérizier, near Port-au-Prince, that left several gangsters dead, a police union official said Saturday to Agence France-Presse, without specifying their exact number.

The operation, which took place Friday evening, was carried out with several units of the national police in the Bas Delmas district and aimed to unblock a road axis, declared Lionel Lazarre, coordinator of the National Union of Haitian police.

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Jimmy “Barbecue” Chérizier, March 5, 2024

A source within the National Port Authority further indicated to the National Port Authority; AFP that the police were trying to regain control of the main port terminal of Port-au-Prince on Saturday morning, facing a new attack by criminals who looted several containers.

Caribbean Port Services S.A., the operator of the capital's port, announced on March 7 that it was suspending its activity due to disturbances to public order, citing malicious acts of sabotage and vandalism suffered since March 1. March.

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Port-au-Prince has been the scene of an outbreak of violence by criminal gangs in recent weeks and the situation there was still “explosive” on Friday according to the UN, at a time when Haitians are awaiting the establishment of a transitional presidential council after the announcement of the resignation of the contested Prime Minister Ariel Henry, who is now in charge of current affairs.

Gangs control swaths of Haiti, including 80% of the capital, and are accused of numerous abuses, particularly murder, rape and kidnapping for ransom .

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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