Surveillance increased at border with Haiti
Following a prison riot in Haiti on Saturday, 22 October 2016 during which one guard was killed and several firearms were stolen, the Dominican Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Ruben Paulino Sem says that the Army (ERD) and the Specialized Border Corps (Cesfront) have been instructed to increase controls and surveillance at the border with Haiti to prevent any of the 172 inmates who escaped from crossing into the Dominican Republic.
He said that the military and security forces are on alert for the heavily armed inmates. The prisoners escaped from a jail in Arcahaie, a coastal town around 50 km north of Port-au-Prince.
Surveillance at the border had already been stepped up in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which hit Haiti as a category-4 storm.
Oct 28, 2016
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