37 more arrested in children smuggling
The Army announced the arrest of 24 women and 13 men that were accused of attempting to smuggle 37 children from Haiti into the Dominican Republic. The army announced that with these recent detentions, a total of 607 Haitian minors have been detained attempting to illegally cross the border. The children were delivered to the authorities of the Conani. They were detained at military check points at Manga de Guayubin and Copey in Montecristi.
A press release says that while the some of the women detain claimed to be the mothers of the affected children, the authorities noted that many of the adults exhibited behavior that indicated that they were indifferent to the babies they carried in their arms and the other small children accompanying them.
Criminal networks are known to abduct babies and small children from their parents in Haiti and deposit them on the streets in the Dominican Republic to beg for money.
In recent weeks, the Army has reported an increase in number of children crossing into the country, many without a parent or legal guardian.
Source: DR1, Citysantiago
July 25, 2016
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