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Haiti - FLASH : Businessman Larco, accused of arms trafficking, sentenced
04/02/2022 08:15:28

Haiti - FLASH : Businessman Larco, accused of arms trafficking, sentenced
Thursday, February 3, 2022, businessman Arby Frantz Larco, arrested in December 2019 accused of arms trafficking, was found guilty of possession and trafficking of large caliber weapons, ammunition and destructive devices, was sentenced by judge Benjanmin Felismé of the criminal court, to 4 years in prison, 125,000 Gourdes fine and 10 million Gourdes in damages for the benefit of the State.

According to the Judge, Felismé, the accused was able to prove that he was indeed a weapons repairer for the National Palace and gunsmith on behalf of the National Port Authority (APN) and the National Police of Haiti (PNH).

However, contrary to what he had initially declared during his arrest that the weapons seized belonged to the PNH, he failed to demonstrate that these weapons, ammunition and other destructive devices seized belonged to the PNH. Moreover, as part of the agreement signed with the PNH, he was not authorized as a gunsmith to hold more than 10 weapons.

Let's recall that at the time of his arrest was seized at his residence among other things : 27 assault rifles, 9 pistols, 3 revolvers, 324 chargers, 43,000 cartridges of different calibers... https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29651-haiti-flash-a-list-of-buyers-seized-from-the-arms-trafficker-larco.html

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