The Haitian government has declared that the gang Fantôme 509 is a terrorist group.
Haitian Minister of Justice, Lucmane Delille, said he intends to seek the help and collaboration of foreign governments in the fight against gangs that have terrorized the country for years. Last year, the country was under a “lockdown” for more than eight months.
Some of the members of Fantome 509 are police officers.
Denouncing terrorist acts and violence, Delille said that these people were not police officers. The government believes they are in fact former police officers who launched attacks on the finance and justice departments. He urged the police union officials to publicly stand out from the violence of the Fantôme509 group. Continue reading.