Reginald Delva, aiming at controlling sale of cell phones to reduce phenomenon of insecurity

One excuse that the Haitian government has been spreading every time there is a kidnapping case in Haiti is that the government does not have control over the cell phones the criminals use to process their transaction such as contacting family members, requesting ransom, and actually getting compensation for the crime.


Is the Haitian Government soft on crime?

Hopefully a close regulation of the sale of mobile phones and SIM cards in Haiti will make it harder for these criminals. Actually, this is what the Secretary of State for Public Security, Réginald Delva, thinks. As a matter of fact, the Secretary of State for Public Security had for officials of the National Council of Telecommunications (CONATEL) that from now on to take the necessary steps to ensure that all sales of cell phones is registered and asked the National Identification Office (ONI) to help him identify criminals. Any operator of cell phone are now required to control the pre-activation of SIM cards.

The rate of crime in Haiti is high, although the current government is working hard to improve security. Law and order in Haiti has steadily deteriorated as a result of the rise of the illegal drug trade in Haiti. Kidnapping, death threats, murders, drug-related shootouts, armed robberies, home break-ins and car-jacking.

It has been reported that over 90% of criminals use their phones during their act.

Are current methods to deal with criminals in Haiti working?

Should we adopt other methods to deal with people caught in kidnapping?

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