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HAITI | Most wanted man arrested in Haiti

Berger Milot, the alleged gang leader, wanted for a string of kidnappings Berger Milot, the alleged gang leader, wanted for a string of kidnappings
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Sept 11, CMC – Police confirmed that Berger Milot, the alleged gang leader, wanted for a string of kidnappings and the April attack on the presidential motorcade, has been arrested.

Commissioner Frantz Lerebours, spokesperson for the Haitian National Police (PNH), confirmed that Milot, who the authorities said was involved in at least 24 kidnappings between August 2015 and July this year, was detained during an operation on Saturday.

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Berger Milot

He said that Milot, who had escaped police custody with two other detainees because August 12 and 13, was arrested with three other accomplices on a truck laden with stolen goods.

Late April, the presidential motorcade, which was returning from the Artibonite department as part of preparations for the launch of the caravan of change came under fire from unknown gunmen.

In a statement, the Presidency spoke of an “ambush made against the presidential motorcade” and referred to the incident as a terrorist act.

“These acts against the life of the President of the Republic committed by unidentified individuals, are a serious threat against public peace and State of safety. They will be subject of a thorough and rigorous investigation by the competent authorities with a view to finding their perpetrators and bringing them before the judicial authorities appointed for that purpose.”

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