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$800,000 Deputy Rony Celestin's home taken by Government

A Home estimated at $800,000 belonging to Deputy Rony Celestin has been confiscated by the Haitian government. From what we understand, the order was given by the Lead agency for domestic enforcement of federal drug laws, and for coordinating and pursuing U.S. drug investigations abroad, DEA.

The home is located at Thomassin 48 and this is where some agents of CONALD proceeded a t the confiscation of the home. Other information obtained revealed that this particular house in fact belongs to Mr. Sergo Edouard who is currently in prison in the US.

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Sean Penn's Haiti relief charity spent $126,000 for travel in one year

Sean Penn might be doing lots of good things in Haiti with his Haitian Relief Organization (HRO). However, he is also doing very well for himself in the process. According to his tax return for 2013, his Haiti relief charity over $126,000 on travel in a single year. Due to his celebrity status, Sean Penn couldn't travel just you or me in economy class. The Haitian Relief Organization (HRO) had to pick-up the tab on the actor's first-class flights for his status and security reasons. At least he paid out of his own pocked when he went to Mexico back in October to meet kingpin El Chapo

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Jovenel Moise, Mwen pa gen okenn pist nan jaden Bannann, pa anko

PHTK kandida Jovenel Moise pa t 'vle popilasyon ayisyen an dwe kite avèk enpresyon a ke li te kiltivasyon plis ke bannann. Li te finalman bay yon repons bay akizasyon an ki sot pase nan Ansyen Prezidan nan Sena Simon Dieuseul Desras ki te akize li ap lè l sèvi avèk bannann plantasyon an Nord-Est la pou trafik kokayin. Jovenel rejte akizasyon an, ki di ke li se pa yon konsesyonè dwòg. Li te ale sou yo di ke ak volim li nan pwodiksyon, yon avyon se aktyèlman nesesè men li pa te konsidere kòm nan moman sa a akòz mank de resous yo.

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Major Jamaican gun-for-drug smuggler killed in Haiti

Jamaican officials reported that a major Jamaican suspect in a guns-for-drugs smuggling network between Haiti and Jamaica has been was killed last Friday in a confrontation with Haitian Police. The actual name of the suspect is unknown; he only goes by the alias name of "Mention".

The beautiful Haitian island of Ile-a-Vache is not only reputable for its beauty and touristic opportunities. It appears that the island is also known for its guns-for-drugs trade, also called guns-for-ganja trade. Ile-a-Vache has been identified by Jamaican police as a key location for guns-for-drugs trade operates between Jamaica and Haiti also known as guns-for-ganja trade.

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Convicted Cocaine trafficker Ernst Jeudy, candidate for Delmas

We have learned that a candidate for Deputy for Delmas qualified to go to second round is a Convicted Cocaine trafficker. Ernst Jeudy was charged with cocaine trafficking after close to half-pound of cocaine on him by a trained dog at Miami International Airport

According to Miami Herald, Ernst Jeudy pleaded guilty for cocaine trafficking in 1987 and was sent to jail for three and half years

What do you think?

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Fabio Lobo, Son of Former President of Honduras Arrested In Haiti

On May 20, 2015, Fabio Lobo (43) the son of the former Honduran president Porfirio Lobo has been arrested by the Haitian and US authorities on charges of drug trafficking. He was arrested in an anti-drug operation carried out by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Haitian authorities and taken to New York to appear before a judge. In a television interview, his father has said that he is not sure of his son's innocence.

Fabio is not a child. He is a man with a family and must answer for his actions. Porfirio Lobo served as the Honduras' president between 2010 and 2014 following a coup that removed Manuel Zelaya from the presidency in 2009. Honduras is one of the most dangerous countries in the world as per UN report with a murder rate of 68 people per 100,000.

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Francois Levelt out of Presidential Race due to drug Trafficking

We just learned that the candidate for the political party MUDHAH, François Levelt, has been removed from the race for president in Haiti. The CEP made that decision on Friday, June 19, 2015 due to possession and trafficking of crack and cocaine in the United States.

Nou jis aprann ke yo retire nan ras pou prezidan kandida pou pati MUDHAH politik la, François Levelt. CEP a te pran desizyon sa nan Vandredi, 19 jen, 2015 akòz posesyon ak trafik krak ak kokayin nan Etazini.

Ki sa nou panse?

What do you think?

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Haitian drug trafficker Beaudouin Jacques' Ketant to be released

Drug Trafficker gets Sentence Reduction for aiding in prosecution of Haitian Government Officials

In a Miami court, a federal judge has agreed to the sentence reduction of Haitian drug trafficker, Beaudouin Jacques Ketant, from 27 to 13 years. The reduction will allow Ketant to be released soon. The sentence reduction was approved because the U.S. Attorney's Office reported Ketant assisted them in prosecuting Haitian government officials, involved one way or another in the drug trade.

Ketant went so far as to implicate former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide as operating as a drug lord. Ketant alleged Aristide managed the transporting of cocaine shipments along the drug corridor of Haiti. As a result of the frame-up Artistide was ousted by militant rebels. The U.S. ushered him out of the country on a government jet.

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Haiti among major illicit drug-producing or drug-transit countries

United States President, Barack Obama, is mandated by the tenets of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act (FRAA) to furnish Congress with a list of those countries he believes are major players in the production of illicit drugs or the transit of drugs each year. This so-called "Blacklist" informs Congress of those countries which could pose a significant threat to the fight against drugs in the United States.

Making the list this year are 22 countries. Alphabetically, they are: Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. Of the list, three countries were described as having "failed demonstrably", Bolivia, Burma, and Venezuela.

Haiti's inclusion on this list of 22 but not on the short list of three, though of concern, shows that the country is one of those which shows a level of cooperation with the U.S. where counter efforts to combat the trade of illegal drugs and narcotics is concerned. The list, it is said, does not reflect this factor, but rather, can show a country's commercial, geographic, and economic factors that permit the development of a sizeable drug trade, from production through to trafficking. Only when a country does not carry out its responsibilities under the agreements and conventions of international counternarcotics does it fail demonstrably and expose itself to sanctions and a damaged status with the U.S.

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Jean-Bertrand Aristide facing money laundering, drug trafficking Charges

Civil court judge Raymond Jean Michel reported the former Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has three major accusations against him. The charges are money laundering, corruption and illicit drug trafficking.

He has been banned by judge Lamarre Belizaire from leaving Haiti as the probe is going on. Beside Jean Bertrand Aristide, several key people in his administrations also can't leave the country

According to the report, this investigation covers a long period of time, starting in 2005. It has been said that during the Government of Jean Bertrand Aristide, millions of dollars had been misappropriated from Public fund in Haiti.

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