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Haiti - FLASH : The DCPJ investigation reveals that members of the Episcopal Church were linked to gangs
04/04/2023 10:28:23

Haiti - FLASH : The DCPJ investigation reveals that members of the Episcopal Church were linked to gangs
The Central Directorate of Judicial Police (DCPJ) through the investigation of its Office of Financial and Economic Affairs (BAFE), on the illegal import of weapons and ammunition by the Episcopal Church of Haiti (EEH) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37154-haiti-flash-seizure-of-weapons-and-ammunition-imported-under-cover-of-the-franchise-of-the-episcopal-church-of-haiti.html , reveals that Reverend Frantz Cole ex-executive secretary of EEH, arrested on August 17, 2022 hhttps://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37427-haiti-flash-arms-trafficking-father-frantz-cole-in-custody.html held several national and international bank accounts, that he owned several properties and that he received approximately 300,000 Gourdes from the Haitian Parliament each month...

The investigation report also indicates that for years, officials of the Episcopal Church of Haiti abused the authority of the institution in order to import weapons and ammunition into Haiti. This clandestine network within the Episcopal Church was linked to certain armed gangs, including "5 seconds" of Chief "Izo", in Village de Dieu and "Kraze Baryè" of Chief Innocent Vitel'Homme in Torcelle among others, buyers of these weapons and ammunition...

In addition, the arrest of the accountant of the Episcopal Church Jean Gilles Jean Mary in August 2022https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37481-haiti-flash-arrest-of-the-accountant-of-the-episcopal-church-of-haiti-in-the-case-of-arms-trafficking.html has made it possible to get hold of several documents covering the period from 2017 to 2021 authorizing disbursements from the Church's account of at least US$30,000 each time to Sikhumbuzo Vundla, a Zimbabwean international arms dealer who was fired from the Episcopal Church in 2018.

Finally, following the refusal of the Episcopal Church to defend Father Cole https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37460-haiti-flash-the-episcopal-church-does-not-intend-to-defend-father-frantz-cole.html the BAF has shown that the lawyer who is currently defending the Priest is the same one who is defending the Gang Leader Vitel'homme Innocent...

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