Haiti police keep pressure on armed bandits – Haiti –

114tSM.St.56For weeks, Haiti police, with backup from United Nations security forces, have cracked down on criminal activity along National Road 2, which runs through Petit-Goave, a normally quiet coastal city. They have set up checkpoints along the highway, and have also been conducting 24-hour patrols in Petit-Goave, 40 miles west of the capital, searching for armed bandits.

On Saturday, upset that police had thwarted efforts to set up a roadblock, one of the gang leaders took to the radio airwaves and threatened “to kill police.”

More than 100 specially trained, heavily armed Haiti police officers have been deployed from the capital by authorities to shore up the city’s 38-person police force and restore calm to Petit-Goave. via  –



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