Ex-Haitian rebel Guy Philippe in hiding after U.S.-led drug offensive
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agency (DEA) launched an unsuccessful military operation to capture the Haitian rebel Guy Philippe.
Guy Philippe, a one-time candidate for Haitian president and former rebel leader, has reportedly gone into hiding following a DEA military-style operation to arrest him at his home in Les Cayes, Haiti. It is said that two airplanes, five helicopters and as little as twelve DEA agents stormed the home, searching for Philippe, who fled his razor-wire-fenced and concrete-gated property. Members of his party have confirmed he is on the run, stating that they have contacted lawyers on his behalf and wish to take the matter up with the justice ministry.