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Haiti - DR : Seizure of nearly 2 tons of contraband garlic from Haiti
11/01/2017 08:57:21

Haiti - DR : Seizure of nearly 2 tons of contraband garlic from Haiti
The CESFRONT (Cuerpo Especializado de Seguridad Fronteriza) informs that it has seized in the course of several control operations, nearly two tonnes of garlic (200 bags) at the Dominican border, that Haitians and Dominicans had tried to smuggle from Haiti via Montecristi and Dajabón.

General Frugis Martinez, Chief of CESFRONT said that the smuggled garlic had been found at the control points of vehicle from Haiti. He specified that this merchandise was intended for various commercial establishments in Dajabón, Montecristi and other places in the border area.

During these operations General Martínez also said he seized many motorcycles that had been stolen and detained several dozens of illegal Haitians who were trying to enter the Dominican and seized the vehicles that transported these illegal migrants.

Recall that smuggling of garlic from Haiti to the Dominican Republic is important: in May 2016, 300 kg of garlic seized (30 bags) http://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-17564-icihaiti-dr-seizure-of-smuggled-garlic-from-haiti.html mid-March 2016 more than 4 tons seized (440 bags) http://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-16908-icihaiti-smuggling-seizure-of-more-than-440-bags-of-garlic-from-haiti.html end of August 2015 more than 4 tons seized (437 bags) http://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-14964-icihaiti-dominican-republic-seizure-of-more-than-4-tons-of-smuggled-garlic-from-haiti.html always in August 2015, more than a ton (137 bags) http://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-14821-icihaiti-dominican-republic-seizure-of-garlic%C2%A0smuggles.html in February 2015 more than 12 tons (1,204 bags) http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13202-haiti-dominican-republic-seizure-of-12-tons-of-garlic-smuggled-from-haiti.html .

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