Five Seconds, a gang in Village-De-Dieu, Port-au-Prince, has been holding a police officer hostage for 13 days, the officer’s brother told Radio Model FM on Wednesday. 

Lucdor Pierre’s colleagues had reported him dead in addition to four other officers murdered in an operation in Village-De-Dieu earlier this month. So the death toll of officers in the operation in Village-De-Dieu tallies up to four officers as initially stated by the police.

Ronald Estivin, Pierre’s brother, told Radio Model FM that he told the police that his brother is still alive. The police have yet to comment on Pierre being held captive. Source

Rapper Izolan arrested briefly by drug trafficking group

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Rapper Jean-Léonard “Izolan” Tout-Puissant. Izolan’s Facebook Images

Rapper Jean Léonard Tout-Puissant, better known as Izolan, was arrested by the Brigade of Fight Against Drug Trafficking (BLTS) while he was attempting to leave the country Wednesday in Port-au-Prince.

Tout-Puissant was caught at Toussaint Louverture Airport. He was released after getting interviewed by the police. It wasn’t mentioned why Tout-Puissant was arrested by BLTS.

BLTS is a unit in the police force whose role is to dismantle drug trafficking. Source

Senate president back in Haiti after getting medical care overseas

Joseph Lambert
Haiti’s Senate President Joseph Lambert.

Joseph Lambert, the president of the Senate, has returned to Haiti this week after going overseas for medical treatment for several weeks, the Senate said in a press release Wednesday.

“The honorable senator, satisfied with the care received, is about to join his peers to lead the [Senate]’s activities,” the press release reads. 

It wasn’t mentioned which illness Lambert received treatment for, nor which country he traveled to. Source

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