Local October 25, 2012 | 9:45 am

Haiti agents sought in US$2.5M heist nabbed in Dominican NW, EFE

Santiago.- Dominican and Haitian authorities on Wednesday arrested in Dajabón province (northwest) three Haitian police officers wanted in a US$2.5 million in a bank heist in their country, EFE reports quoting official sources.

Haiti Police said the detainees from part of a group of 265 alleged mobsters wanted in connection with a larceny and kidnaping gang in the Caribbean country.

The three men, who fled to the Dominican Republic after deserted from Haiti’s police along with five colleagues, were identified as Jean Altidol Tius, Ricot Pierre Val and Carlos Badel Saint-Fort.

Dajabón DA Danny Minaya told reporters that the three former Haitian police agents were arrested in the town’s Mirash hotel, where they were staying.

Authorities of both countries say the three former Haitian agents planned to settle in the northern city of Santiago, home to one of the largest population of the neighboring country’s citizens in Dominican Republic, mostly undocumented.

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