Army returns hundreds of undocumented Haitians in the past 5 days
Dajabón, Dominican Republic.- At least 600 undocumented Haitians have been returned to their country during the past five days after being caught while crossing the northwestern border, military sources quoted by EFE said today.
Army 10th Battalion commander Daniel Camino said their operational priorities are to halt people-trafficking and the smuggling of garlic across the border.
According to a report by the Army Battalion headquartered in Dajabón, the repatriated immigrants had been arrested while trying to cross into Dominican territory using the communities of Santiago de la Cruz, Copey, Cañongo, La Aviacion, Don Miguel, La Vigía, among others.
In a related development, the Army Intelligence service in Mao announced the arrest of a Dominican who was driving a bus with 25 undocumented Haitians headed to Santiago.
The Army told local media that Juan Gregorio Arias was apprehended on the road between La Caida and Mao, in Valverde province, after a pursuit from the town Navarrete, on a tip that he was smuggling Haitians from the border .
Soldiers detained the vehicle and handed the undocumented immigrants over to Immigration agents for repatriation.
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