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Haiti: Smugglers See Haiti As New Gateway For Drugs

Tue, 08 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 08 Jan 2008 - MALPASSE, Haiti - Three beefy men wearing wraparound sunglasses and gold chains leaned against their SUV at this remote border crossing with the Dominican Republic. As one of them muttered into a walkie-talkie, four Haitian policemen pulled up looking like they meant business. The SUV's back hatch was opened. The cops eyeballed its load of opaque plastic-wrapped bundles. One officer picked up a package the size of a bread loaf, appraising its weight with his forearm.



Haiti: Traffickers Exploit Haiti's Weakness

Sun, 23 Dec 2007 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec 2007 - Drug-Running Has Soared in the Country, Made Vulnerable by Poverty, Isolation and Police Corruption. MALPASSE, HAITI -- Three beefy men wearing wraparound sunglasses and gold chains leaned against their SUV at this remote border crossing with the Dominican Republic. As one of them muttered into a walkie-talkie, four Haitian policemen pulled up looking like they meant business.



Haiti: US Defends Its Efforts To Fight Drug Trade In Haiti

Thu, 11 Jan 2007 08:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 11 Jan 2007 - Haiti -- The United States on Wednesday defended its anti-drug efforts in Haiti, two days after the nation's president accused America and other major drug-consuming countries of failing to adequately fight the narcotics trade. In a strongly worded speech to Parliament on Monday, President Rene Preval called drug trafficking the main cause of instability in his impoverished nation and said failed efforts by the United States and other countries to stop the trade had made Haiti a victim.



Haiti: Haitian Candidates Are Under Suspicion

Mon, 26 Dec 2005 08:00:00 GMT

San Jose Mercury News, 26 Dec 2005 - Several Are Linked to Illicit Drugs by DEA PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- At least three candidates in Haiti's elections scheduled for Jan. 8 have links to a cocaine-trafficking industry that wants to ensure the next government is weak and corruptible, a half-dozen Haitian and U.S. officials say.



Haiti: Candidates In Haiti Tied To Drug Trade

Sat, 24 Dec 2005 08:00:00 GMT

Watertown Daily Times, 24 Dec 2005 - PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - At least three candidates in Haiti's upcoming elections have links to a cocaine-trafficking industry that wants to ensure the next government is weak and corruptible, a half-dozen Haitian and U.S. officials say. Two of Haiti's best-financed presidential candidates -- Guy Philippe and Dany Toussaint -- have long been linked to cocaine trafficking by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials.



Haiti: Presidential Hopefuls Have Drug Ties, Sources In Haiti

Fri, 23 Dec 2005 08:00:00 GMT

Miami Herald, 23 Dec 2005 - Some Candidates For President Of Haiti Have Ties To Drug Traffickers, According To Haitian And U.S. Officials PORT-AU-PRINCE - At least three candidates in Haiti's upcoming elections have links to a cocaine-trafficking industry that wants to ensure the next government is weak and corruptible, a half-dozen Haitian and U.S. officials say.



Haiti: Drug Trial To Begin For Former Haitian Anti-Narcotics

Mon, 19 Sep 2005 07:00:00 GMT

Florida Times-Union, 19 Sep 2005 - MIAMI - A top Haitian police official in the government of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is facing trial on charges that he accepted thousands of dollars in bribes to help Colombian drug lords move huge loads of cocaine through the impoverished Caribbean country. Jury selection is scheduled to begin later this week in the case against Evintz Brillant, the only one of four former senior Haitian police officials who has not pleaded guilty in the investigation of drug trafficking inside the Aristide government.



Haiti: Affidavits Portray Haiti As A Chaotic Drug Haven

Sun, 20 Jun 2004 07:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 20 Jun 2004 - Days before President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was forced out of Haiti, a notorious cocaine trafficker stood before a federal judge in Miami and said Aristide, once his friend, had turned Haiti into "a narco- country." "The man is a drug lord," Beaudouin "Jacques" Ketant told U.S. District Judge Federico A. Moreno on Feb. 25. "He controlled the drug trade in Haiti." His country in rebellion, Aristide left four days later aboard a plane provided by the U.S. government.



Haiti: Drug Traffickers Find Haiti a Hospitable Port

Sun, 16 May 2004 07:00:00 GMT

Watertown Daily Times, 16 May 2004 - CHEVALIER, Haiti - The riches that arrived in this tiny village came from the sea - not in fisherman's nets but in an abandoned speedboat that washed up last year stocked with dozens of cellophane-wrapped bricks of Colombian cocaine. "Everyone else was grabbing it, so I took some," said Vital, a young fisherman. I gave it to my father, and the men came from Port-au-Prince to buy it for a lot of money."