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Haiti - USA : 3 Haitians and an American charged with having provided weapons and ammunition to the Gang «400 Mawozo»
06/05/2022 11:02:25

Haiti - USA : 3 Haitians and an American charged with having provided weapons and ammunition to the Gang «400 Mawozo»
The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang, Germine Joly alias "Yonyon" extradited to the USA on May 4 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-36576-haiti-flash-the-powerful-leader-of-the-400-wawozo-gang-extradited-to-the-usa.html as well as two other Haitian nationals and the American citizen appeared front the American Prosecutor. Mr. Matthew M. Graves,

Following the appearance, Prosecutor Graves and Special Agent George Piro, in charge of the FBI's field office in Miami, announced in a press release from the Department of Justice (DOJ), that these 4 people had been indicted for having conspired to smuggle weapons into Haiti to the "400 Mawozo" gang.

The indictment charges Joly Germine alias "Yonyon", 29, a Haitian national; Eliande Tunis, 43, US citizen, from Pompano Beach, Florida; Jocelyn Dor, 29, a Haitian citizen who resided in Orlando, Florida and Walder St. Louis, 33, a Haitian citizen who resided in Miami of conspiracy to violate export control, smuggling and money laundering.

Germine, who was incarcerated in Haiti, continued to direct the operations of the "400 Mawozo" Gang from prison using clandestine cell phones, according to the indictment, which states that Tunis, Dor and Saint-Louis obtained from Germine specifications for the weapons and ammunition that Germine and other gang members needed. Tunis, Dor and St. Louis, who all resided in Florida, purchased a number of firearms from Florida gun shops, including rifles, pistols and handguns, while falsely claiming they were the "true buyers" of these firearms. Tunis, Dor and Saint-Louis then smuggled the firearms and ammunition into Haiti, concealing them in containers from September to November 2021.

The indictment also describes the defendants' use of the US financial system to facilitate illegal gun purchases.

"Yonyon" accused of kidnapping and forcible confinement against American citizens, will appear again on May 17.

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