SANTO DOMINGO – The Dominican Armed Forces deployed 7 200 troops on the border with Haiti and thus far this 12 months intercepted and returned greater than 38 000 Haitians who illegally crossed the territorial division to the neighbouring nation.
Talking with reporters on Friday, the normal commander of the Dominican Republic Military, Julio Ernesto Florian Perez, mentioned if extra troopers are wanted “we are going to use them in order that the nation is protected on this a part of the territory”.
Florian famous that the Dominican navy not too long ago caught “some individuals wished” by the Haitian justice system and “some criminals” who had been handed over to the Haitian Nationwide Police within the border province of Dajabon.
The previous mayor of Port-au-Prince Ralph Youry Chevry was arrested final Sunday in Dajabón along with the previous official Wenson Pierre, the Haitian policeman Antonine Maquendy and the civilian Wiquenesonnt Despiene as a result of they didn’t have passports or visas to enter the nationwide territory, mentioned the Ministry of Protection.
Chevry, towards whom the Haitian authorities has issued an arrest warrant, has not requested asylum within the Dominican Republic, mentioned yesterday International Minister Roberto Alvarez, who additionally affirmed that Haiti had not requested for his extradition.
Florian assured that the surveillance by air and land can be maintained to “present all the safety” because of the socio-political scenario that Haiti goes by way of.
“We’re vigilant along with the Basic Directorate of Migration ….greater than 38 000 individuals who tried to enter the nation illegally have already been captured,” he mentioned.
He additionally warned that “the persecution towards undocumented individuals who had been doing agricultural and development work will start to be regularised” because the authorities granted grace for these individuals as a result of coronavirus pandemic. (CMC)