Local March 4, 2024 | 6:56 pm

Abinader pledges “drastic response” to Haitian escaped prisoners entering the DR

Santo Domingo.- President Luis Abinader has declared that his government will provide a “drastic response” if individuals involved in the attacks on two prisons in Haiti appear within the national territory. The attacks, carried out by armed gangs on La Capitale and Croix des Bouquets prisons, the largest in the country, resulted in the escape of approximately 3,600 prisoners.

Abinader, who has previously advocated for urgent international intervention in Haiti, reiterated his concerns about the deteriorating situation in the neighboring nation. He emphasized that his government had been preparing for such a scenario for the past three weeks.

In response to the crisis, the Haitian government has imposed a three-day state of emergency and a curfew in the western department from 6:00 PM to 5:00 AM local time, effective from Monday to Wednesday.

With the release of notorious gang leaders and criminals known for their brutality, there is a heightened anticipation of increased insecurity in the coming days. These individuals were incarcerated in the Port-au-Prince civil prison for crimes such as kidnapping, robbery, rape, and murder.

Over the past week, Haiti has witnessed a surge in violence characterized by clashes between the police and armed gangs, intensified shootings in neighborhoods, and a rise in the number of casualties and injuries.

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March 4, 2024 11:22 pm

Over 4k escaped …many immediately entered our territory …
They have nothing to lose , we need to be on the alert …

March 5, 2024 9:13 am
Reply to  Fundador

“But the attack on the National Penitentiary late Saturday shocked Haitians. All but 98 of the 3,798 inmates being held at the penitentiary escaped, according to the Office of Citizen Protection. Meanwhile, at the Croix-des-Bouquets prison, 1,033 escaped, including 298 convicts.”

March 5, 2024 5:10 pm
Reply to  Alfredo

Those who control media control minds …

March 5, 2024 8:08 pm
Reply to  Fundador

Oh you mean like the one you are now participating in…DT

March 5, 2024 11:17 pm
Reply to  Alfredo

I’m love to read comments …
But yes I still have in input around the globe what’s being served as kosher and what’s not…
Today’s “media” is pure entertainment for me…for some i guess way of life …
Enjoy it,as well as everyone else …it’s nothing wrong voicing your opinion …

March 5, 2024 8:00 am

This guy is a joke. What about the 4 million in the DR already. What about towns full of Haitians in the DR. The Haitian gangs are already in the DR. The Dr government is just too stupid to realize it.

Paul Tierney
March 5, 2024 8:31 am

Close the border!

March 5, 2024 9:05 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

I thought it was closed because of the canal thingy…

Paul Tierney
March 5, 2024 9:21 am
Reply to  Alfredo

It is partially closed, depends on locations and local tensions.

March 5, 2024 5:09 pm
Reply to  Alfredo

Official border crossings are “closed” …however those in between are open to everyone who’s willing to pay …for 15.000 DP. you can fkyy over it …

March 5, 2024 8:09 pm
Reply to  Fundador

So Abinader is just playing games…I see…

March 5, 2024 11:24 pm
Reply to  Alfredo

He’s doing as best as it’s permited for him …he did many great things for the county,there is room fir improvement …he’s hands are also “tied” do to many undisclosed reasons not known and available to general public …
My stand is still to be on alert on growing issues produced by our neighbor west …