Vladimir Jean-Baptiste Caught Smuggling Guns into Haiti in Dog food

Vladimir Jean-Baptiste is a 40 year old legal resident of Haiti who is a close friend to the President of Haiti. He took advantage of his closeness to the President by doing illegal business of bringing guns in Haiti from U.S. He was arrested and taken to West federal court for smuggling over two dozen semi-automatic handguns and shorts guns in the boxes of food. When he was interrogated he owned up to the accusations and admitted to have been involved with illegal business.


Vladimir Jean-Baptiste admitted to have collaborated with Haitian officials who gave him a Blackberry phone. The Haitian government respected and feared him because of his closeness to the president. He took advantage of their fear used government officials in his illegal business. Bringing guns to Haiti meant endangering the security of Haitians. Therefore it was taken as a serious offense that led to five years imprisonment.

He defended himself by saying that he is starting a security firm and he was smuggling guns to arm his people. He confessed that this was not the first time he had done it and investigations too proved that he had made 22 trips to Haiti from the U.S. He used other means to bring guns in Haiti in the past.

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