PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Haitian Brigade Fighting against Drug Trafficking, with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and UN Police on Tuesday seized 77kg of cocaine and 10kg of heroin from a ship at a local port. The bust has a value of about $3 million [US] wholesale and upwards $10 million retail.
The arrest comes days after US Marshals arrested the Haitian adjoint Director of PIHDH, Limongy Jean, a former deputy of the 48th Legislature. PIHDH is a program tasked with providing identification documents to Haitians living in irregular circumstances in foreign countries.
Jean is said to have been found in possession of an official Haitian diplomatic passport and his capture as well as this massive drug bust, is fueling much speculation in Haiti.
Radio hosts believe a shipment of that size can not be transported without a great level of coordination from people of influence.