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iciHaiti - DR : Discovery of 2.5 tons of smuggled garlic from Haiti
19/02/2018 07:18:11

iciHaiti - DR : Discovery of 2.5 tons of smuggled garlic from Haiti
An operation led by members of the specialized Land Border Security Corps (CESFRONT), in collaboration with the Department of Border Intelligence Operations (DOIF) of Dajabón and Montecristi, allowed to discover an important shipment of contraband garlic from Haiti.

During the operation, 235 bags of approximately 22 pounds each totaling 5,170 pounds (2,345 kg) smuggled into Dominican territory were found hidden among mangroves near the mouth of the river "Yaque del Norte", near of Punta Presidente in the province of Montecristi.

At the place of the seizure, no one was arrested and the goods were transported to the base of Cesfront in Dajabón for legal suites...

Remember that the smuggling of garlic from Haiti to the Dominican Republic is important, although the strengthening of surveillance in the Dominican Republic has significantly reduced this traffic: in January 2017, https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-19771-haiti-dr-seizure-of-nearly-2-tons-of-contraband-garlic-from-haiti.html nearly 2 tons seized, in May 2016, 300 kg of garlic seized (30 bags) https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-17564-icihaiti-dr-seizure-of-smuggled-garlic-from-haiti.html mid-March 2016 more than 4 tons seized (440 bags) https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-16908-icihaiti-smuggling-seizure-of-more-than-440-bags-of-garlic-from-haiti.html end of August 2015 more than 4 tons seized (437 bags) https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-14964-icihaiti-dominican-republic-seizure-of-more-than-4-tons-of-smuggled-garlic-from-haiti.html always in August 2015, more than a ton (137 bags) https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-14821-icihaiti-dominican-republic-seizure-of-garlic%C2%A0smuggles.html in February 2015 more than 12 tons (1,204 bags) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13202-haiti-dominican-republic-seizure-of-12-tons-of-garlic-smuggled-from-haiti.html .

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