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Haiti - FLASH : Police operation failed against armed gangs
18/04/2018 11:03:41

Haiti - FLASH : Police operation failed against armed gangs
Tuesday afternoon a specialized intelligence unit of the PNH in infiltration and spinning operation in the population of the neighborhood of Cité Plus, with a view to arresting the dangerous leader of the Gang known as "Arnel" who controls this neighborhood and spreads terror among the population and finally pacify the so-called zones of "non-rights" went wrong.

ivisional Commissioner Berson Soljour, West neighborhood of Cité Plus, with a view to arresting the dangerous leader of the Gang known as "Arnel" who controls this neighborhood and spreads terror among the population and finally pacify the so-called zones of "non-rights" went wrong.

Divisional Commissioner Berson Soljour, Western Departmental Director of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) acknowledged that this intervention, which was not muscular, did not have the expected success because of a lack of collaboration of the population, of agents in charge of movements pf Arnel to Cité Plus were denounced by a member of the population. Informed of the police presence Arnel and his heavily armed gang immediately fired automatic weapons on the police officers who retreated while replying, waiting for reinforcements.

A shooting that triggered a real panic among the population seeking shelter, running in all directions in a situation of great confusion.

With the arrival of the reinforcements, the PNH supported by armored vehicles invested the Cité Plus neighborhood in search of the gang leader who had disappeared with his men.

The police came back empty-handed and did not make any arrests, confirmed the Commissioner Soljour who specifies that no police officers was hurt but deplores that for fear for their life and that of their family, the inhabitants of the zones controlled by these gangs refuse to collaborate with the police, which makes the task difficult in neighborhoods of anarchic constructions.

Witnesses speak of several wounded in the population and the bandits, however, no official report of the PNH confirms or denies these testimonies so far.

PI/ HaitiLibre

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