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Undercover Footage Reveals US-to-Haiti Gun Smuggling Amid Kenyan Police Mission

Undercover Footage Reveals US-to-Haiti Gun Smuggling Amid Kenyan Police Mission

Video footage unveiled on Wednesday, May 15, depicted the clandestine transportation of firearms originating from the United States into Haiti.

Curiously, this revelation occurred just a week before Kenya’s anticipated dispatch to the tumultuous Caribbean nation on May 23.

CNN disclosed that the firearms are surreptitiously routed through the Central Plateau, historically utilized as a conduit for drug trafficking.

As per the United Nations, these weapons traverse Haiti’s rugged and remote rural regions before reaching the capital, Port-au-Prince.

The footage depicted guns being delivered to the plateau via Cessna aircraft, highlighting the irony of arms inflow amid the country’s struggle to meet basic needs like food and medical supplies.

One gang leader, Vita Lom Innocent, openly acknowledged on camera the relative ease of importing weapons compared to essential provisions.

The Cessnas conduct covert nighttime landings to evade detection by Haitian security forces.

Additionally, some firearms are smuggled into Haiti from the United States via land or sea routes.

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Innocent refrained from implicating his US connections directly, stating, “I do not go to the US, I cannot accuse the US to say weapons come from there.”

However, experts, after scrutinizing the weapons, confirmed with high certainty their US origin.

The proliferation of firearms and ammunition has resulted in 80 percent of Port-au-Prince falling under gang control.

Jean-Martin Bauer, the UN World Food Programme Country Director, highlighted the complexities of humanitarian aid delivery in the capital amidst uncertain security conditions.

Upon their arrival in Haiti, Kenyan police will confront a populace of 5 million facing hunger and intimidation from well-armed gangs.

Details regarding the rules of engagement for the Kenyan police or the type of weaponry they will deploy have not been disclosed.

Gangs have already seized a former flour mill, repurposing it as a storage facility for smuggled firearms and ammunition.

Undercover Footage Reveals US-to-Haiti Gun Smuggling Amid Kenyan Police Mission

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