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Haiti-Airport: Stricter controls after drug arrests

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Haiti-Airport: Stricter controls after the arrest of four suspected drug dealers

Security was strengthened at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport following the arrest in late December 2009 of four people who tried to smuggle drugs, it was learned.

On 27 December, the airport police found during a body search, 2.25 kilos of cocaine hidden between the thighs of Barbarita Arestis. Three 3 days later, during a body search, 2.35 kg of the same substance will be extracted underwear Abel Victor.

These arrests have taken place, said a security official of the Toussaint Louverture Airport in favor of tighter controls to start since a failed assassination attempt of Al Qaeda last December 25 in a plane to Detroit, USA.

Even after the passage under the metal detectors, body searches are conducted routinely on passengers. It was during those fumbling that officers found suspicious Barbarita's thighs and posterior Abel and asked them to go into a room for more extensive excavations, it was learned from airport authorities.

Mrs Arestis confessed that she was carrying drugs at the request of his sister, Nathalie Smith, who also was apprehended. Abel was also not alone, he was arrested with his brother Victor Dejean who wanted to help him.

The brothers Victor, businessmen of Haitian origin, one holding a Canadian passport and another American were leaving for Canada. The 2 sisters wanted, meanwhile, returned to the United States.

Source: MJB / HPN (French)
Levanjiltv: English Translation

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