Haiti: a Russian detained for organizing OCG

Haiti: a Russian detained for organizing OCG

In total, the police have detained eight gang members.

A Russian citizen was detained in the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, the day before. He is charged with Organization of a Criminal Community and illegal Storage of Firearms. This is reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP) referring to the police.

“Of the eight detainees, there are five Americans, a Serbian, a Russian, and a resident of Haiti,” the police reported. The names of the detainees are not disclosed.

According to AFP, the defendants were detained in front of the Central Bank of Haiti. They had six automatic rifles, the same number of pistols, a supply of ammunition, five body armors, and two UAVs. In addition, during the search, burner phones and several Haitian license plates were discovered. Members of the group had arrived in two vehicles.

It is reported that the detention of the alleged criminal group took place against the backdrop of protests that have not ceased in Haiti since February 7. There have been clashes between the demonstrators and the police – at least seven people have died. The demonstrators demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse.

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