Insight Crime on 22nd February reported that a Florida gun shop owner was recently convicted for trafficking firearms to Haiti with the help of a senator and several other top government officials, raising questions about government corruption in Haiti’s illegal arms trade.  The gun shop owner was found guilty of conspiring with a Haitian senator and other individuals to illegally traffic 166 semi-automatic firearms and 30,000 rounds of ammunition hidden in the back of a truck shipped to Haiti in August 2016.  The article says that cases unfolding in the US and Haiti highlight the amount of illegal weapons flooding the Caribbean nation despite the US arms embargo, and the role that political elites play in facilitating the safe passage of such arms.


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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