Security & Strategic Review - October 2022

HAITI: Sounding the alarm on weapons trafficking

In August Anthony Salisbury, a special agent of the Miami branch of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s main investigative arm, announced new efforts to curb the increased flow of weapons, weapon parts and ammunition to Haiti and the Caribbean. Salisbury’s remarks come amid rising concerns regarding weapons smuggling to Haiti, which is widely considered to be fuelling the gang violence that has spiralled since the July 2021 assassination of president Jovenel Moïse (2017-2021).

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