Here is a picture of Jean Michel Hilaire, Head of gang "Haute tension" who was arrested in Petit-Goâve.
On Monday, May 2, 2016, Jean Michel Hilaire, the head of the dreaded gang "High Voltage" was arrested along with a dozen of his gang members by Jacques Ader, the Commissioner police of Petit-Goâve. Jean Michel was accused of many crimes and misdemeanors and was on the run for last 8 months. The gang was involved in acts of vandalism, armed robbery, rape and blocking the National road # 2. The gang was based in the 11th communal section of Petit-Goâve. The arrest operation was carried smoothly. The Commissioner with another police officer disguised themselves as doctors and approached the criminal without arousing suspicion and arrested him peacefully without any violence. Jean Michel Hilaire was presented to the police station of Petit-Goâve on Monday and he willfully agreed to cooperate with the police by denouncing his other gang members. Some of his gang members were arrested in last March. The population of Petit-Goâve was pleased with his arrest.
Here is a picture of gang leaders Sonson La Familia and Renel Lerécif.
Woodly Ethéard alias Sonson Lafamilia and his accomplice Renel Lecref, are two criminal leaders of the Galil gang. They were involved in innumerous cases of money laundering, murder, drug trafficking, kidnapping, false imprisonment against claims of ransom, and many other criminal conspiracies. They two jointly worth an unaccounted annual valuation of $44 million. These two criminals were booked and arrested several times, but every time, they were released with questionable legal orders. The Galil gang has 15 cases of kidnapping and forcible confinement to its credit and collected US$ 1,489,500 as per court records. In a six-year period, the gang abducted 17 people. Woodly Ethéard is a former music promoter and a friend of former president Michel Martelly.
Here is a street child in Haiti used by gang members as their informers to assassinate Police Officers.
Haiti has thousand of street children, mostly in Port-au-Prince and the other big cities. In Haiti, there are around 300,000 children that live as Restaveks and 75% of them are girls. Restaveks children are badly treated, often exploited and victims of sexual abuse. They live in unimaginable, unhygienic and precarious environment; seldom receive access to food and education. To stay alive, many of them beg, load buses, wash cars, while others for a better living and protection, join criminal gangs. There was a time when many street children were murdered by the Haitian police, death squads and the former Haitian military. There were certain groups of former military patrols in Port-au-Prince who used to kill street children "for sport." The number of street children in Haiti has increased five times since President Aristide was ousted. In a nation of 10 million, where poverty is common, one of eight children dies before the age of 5, orphanages often are the last refuge of hope-- it is no wonder that thousands of children have made the street their home. If any of them gets killed, no authority ever picks the body or investigates the crime.
Here are two children in the back of a car of a gang leader in the slum of Cite Soleil. These children are heavily armed . This picture was taken from a video filmed in Haiti in 2004 before the departure of Former President Jean Bertrand Aristide to exile. He is part of the group known as Chimè Cite Soleil.
In 2004, the United Nations termed the slums of Port-au-Prince and Cité Soleil as "the most dangerous place on earth." The outstation of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in February 2004 left a large number of 9 mm weapons, 38's, American-style machine guns, M-14's and hand grenades in the hands of his supporters. As a consequence of this, regular exchange of ammunition among the gangs and with the UN peacekeeping force was a routine matter. Following Aristide's exit, one study found that about 8,000 people in Port-au-Prince alone were murdered and over 35,000 sexually assaulted. Cité Soleil is an extremely impoverished and densely populated commune within the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince. The streets here are controlled by various gangs, some more violent than others. The gangs operate here like secret army. Even children here carry guns which are smuggled from the U.S and South America. They have grenade launchers, laser-guided rifles and sniper stuff; and even today, day by day, it is getting worse. It is a dangerous place on earth where the guns rule
Here is a picture of Amaral Duclona, gang leader in Cité Soleil, Operation Bagdad.
Amaral Duclona, aka "Berthone Jolicoeur, is a charismatic Haitian who was born and brought up in the slums of Cité Soleil. He was the leader of a gang "chimeric", close to the former President Aristide and a foot soldier in the Aristide's terrorist army of Operation Baghdad. On January 6, 2004, Claude Bernard Lauture (Billy, 51 year old), a Haitian/ French businessman in the electrical engineering field, and a member of the Group of 184 (which was the most powerful coalition of "civil society" organizations in Haiti during the lead up to the 2004 coup that ousted Aristide), was abducted by gunmen while he was driving. A few hours later, his family received a ransom call of $100,000. The next day, his body was found riddled with bullets in Cité Soleil, the largest slum in Haiti. Duclona was arrested in September 2009 in the Dominican Republic and extradited to France in 2010; he was accused of kidnapping, forcible confinement and murder of Claude Lauture. In May 2014 during the first trial, the Court of Assise in Paris convicted Amaral Duclona to 25 years in jail. As per Billy's widow, Marie Louise Michele Lauture's statement, former President Jean Bertrand Aristide was behind the murder. On Friday, February 12, 2016, in the trial on appeal of Amaral Duclona, the Assize Court of Créteil (Val-de-Marne, France) has completely acquitted him of all charges as the court not get sufficient evidence from some of the key Haitian witnesses to testify against him.
Here is a set of pictures of alleged kidnapper Clifford Brandt who was recaptured by the Dominican Police
On January 28, 2016, during the trial of Chris Brandt Jr, the Judge Me Jean Wilner Morin, after the identification process of the accused and his five other accomplices in the court room [Sawadienne Jean (30), Carlo St-Fort (30), Carline Richemard (30), Pierreval Ricot (39), Saint-Fort Carlo Bendel and Evens Larieux (45)], ordered the suspension of the hearing and announced the resumption of the trial on 15 February, 2016. A dozen of lawyers were present in the courtroom to defend Clifford Brandt, who has been arrested on charges of Kidnapping, illegal restraint against ransom, conspiracy, usurpation of title, death threats, forgery and use of forgeries, illegal possession of firearms and money laundering. The trial was again postponed on February 15, because the accused Chris Brandt was absent in the courtroom.
Here is a photo of Amiot Metayer Gang Broke Prison In Gonaives.
was at one point in jail for for arson. However a mass protest emerged following his condemnation. He was so loved among his supporters that gang broke him out in August 2002. His divorce with the Aristide government began at that point
Police National of Haiti Police has had some success recently. The latest is the capture of renown gang leader Pierre-Daniel Milord aka "Ti bonhomme". These high profile arrests are expected to make the population more secure as the election is near.
On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, around 10 am, the Police of Petit-Goâve has arrested Pierre-Daniel Milord on the street of Roulottes, in the neighborhood of la Hatte. The accused was carrying illegal weapons with usurpation forged titles.
He was carrying a homemade gun (Chilean) and a cartridge, a 9 mm pistol, a charger, a badge of the National Police of Haiti in own name, Daniel Pierre Milord, agent 4, the badges of the Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Communities proclaiming himself as a delegate and as Chargé de Mission. He is recognized as a notorious criminal, wanted by the National Police of Haiti since his escape during the earthquake of January 2010. Several cases of murder and extortion were registered in his name. He is currently held at the police station of Petit-Goâve.
Amaral Duclona is considered by the U.S. and MINUSTAH a gangster for killing a Canadian police officer. But Duclona says no, he is a political militant fighting for the people of Cite Soleil's interests.
His brother-in-arms, Dread Wilme, was assassinated and the lie was Cite Soleil rejoiced. But Cite Soleil honored Wilme's life, naming a street after him, Dread Wilme Boulevard.
Cite Soleil are strong supporters of twice-overthrown former President Aristide, pawn of U.S. and U.N. military interests.