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Haitian police intensify actions against gangs

Port-au-Prince, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The General Directorate of Haiti's National Police (PNH) ordered intensifying operations against the gangs that currently control 80 percent of the country's capital.

HNP General Director Frantz Elbé instructed the heads of the specialized police units to redouble efforts to eliminate criminal gangs.

We must continue to protect citizens’ lives and property. Intensifying operations in Port-au-Prince is essential to allow people to carry out activities in peace, an HNP press release stressed.

The HNP posted on Facebook that it recently shot dead 17 suspected criminals, including gang leaders Ernst Julmé, aka Ti Grèg and Makandal, and seized 17 firearms during operations and interventions between February 29 and March 26, 2024.