Army repatriates 47,700 undocumented Haitians since August 2012
Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s Army has repatriated 47,700 undocumented Haitians to their country since 16 August 2012, when chief of staff Ruben Dario Paulino assumed the post.
It\ said arrests were made by troops operating along the border, with 214 people from both countries charged with trafficking with Haitian citizens, including children, often infants.
In a statement, the Army said its various departments have bee issued precise orders to control the movement of people at border checkpoints.
It said twice the number returned this year is twice the 20,541 Haitians repatriated the previous year, and also revealed that 423 vehicles were confiscated, including trucks, jeeps, cars, minibuses and motorcycles.
Paulino also announced the detention of Rubén Vargas and Aquilino Montero, apprehended by soldiers at the Vicente Noble (west) checkpoint, smuggling seven undocumented Haitians in a minibus.
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