Security : New Special Border Police Unit

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Haiti – Security : New Special Border Police Unit Michel-Ange Gédéon, Director General of the Haitian National Police (PNH) announced the creation of a new specialized police unit whose mission is to monitor and control the land border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, in cooperation with the Customs and Immigration Department.

This new special border police unit that will have at term in 2018, 600 men to be deployed along the border, currently has a staff of 100 officers to be deployed in the Northeast. Their mission is to combat, inter alia, transnational crime, human trafficking and trafficking in arms and narcotics.

Another specialized unit will be exclusively responsible for combating smuggling between the two countries.

At the same time, the capacities of the Coast Guard, the Swat and the Drug Trafficking Brigade (BLTS) have been strengthened to combat trafficking in narcotics on national territory.

In addition to this unit, a coordination unit was set up to facilitate communication between departmental divisions and to plan joint interventiosn and operations.

HaitiLibre | August 2017

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