Homeland Security takes stance against US firearms smuggling to Haiti

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The United States’ Homeland Security Investigations is stepping up the pace to halt the smuggling of weapons from Florida to Haiti. In a press conference on Wednesday, 17 August 2022, special agent Anthony Salisbury of Homeland Security Investigations in Miami and other US officials displayed dozens of recently seized military-grade weapons. These included heavy caliber weapons, including military-grade sniper rifles, belt-fed machine guns, semi-automatic pistols, a Barrett .50 sniper rifle, aK47, all originally destined for Haiti.

At present, Port-au-Prince is under siege by heavily armed gangs. The firearms are traced to suppliers from South Florida.

US Federal officials, customs and border officials, coast guard officials were among those present at the press conference where new resources and a new focus on stopping the trafficking of these weapons out of the...

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Sailor51

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That's interesting, I suppose they'll be stopping every snowbird enroute to warmer winter climes now.
 

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So the TSA Mafia checkpoints at the airports are not enough now to detect guns getting to Haiti? What else do they plan to do? Maybe strip searches upon boarding.........................
 

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The guns and ammo are coming by sea, not air.
Exactly ‼️

"He noted that Haiti’s customs officers and police have recently made significant seizures, the most “spectacular of which” involved a cargo ship, Miss Lilie, that arrived from the Port in Miami with 120,000 rounds of ammunition in early July in the northwest city of Port-de-Paix. Some 13 days later, another seizure was made, this one in Port-au-Prince while gangs were terrorizing residents in the capital’s largest slum, Cite Soleil."

Those who don't know can head over to the Haiti section and get educated.
Very lively discussion on the topic over there.