At a ceremony in Cap-Haitien, the United States Government and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) donated five patrol cars to the Haitian National Border Police (POLIFRONT). According to a U.S. Embassy press release, the cars and other donated materials will help support the Haitian government and its efforts to combat transnational crime and increase border security.
U.S. ambassador to Haiti, Michele Sison, the inspector general of the police, Joany Caneus, the department director of the police, Fritz Saint Fort, IOM Chief of Mission Fabien Sambussy, and personnel from the embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) visited POLIFRONT’s headquarters for the ceremony.
Sison reiterated her commitment to a U.S.-Haiti partnership, foreseeing more security and stability in the country with this new police force.
“The challenges against transnational crime, including human trafficking and other illegal traffic must be addressed if Haiti wants to secure its borders,” she said.
The U.S. government has been an active supporter of the Haitian National Police (PNH). PNH received motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles to help in its fight against transnational crime at the Dominican Republic border crossings.
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