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Crime: 1 fisherman kidnapped and a dozen fishing boat engines taken by Haitian pirates and other Caribbeans on the southwest coast of Haiti

  • March 28, 2024
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Anse d’Hainault and Les Irois (Haiti), March 28, 2024 [AlterPresse] — Hooded and heavily armed pirates, some believed to be from other Caribbean islands who spoke English, kidnapped a fisherman, then stole at least a dozen rowboat engines in an attack at sea on the morning of Wednesday March 27, 2024 against fishermen, off the coast of the communes of Anse d’Hainault and Irois (Grande Anse department, part of the southwest of Haiti), according to information gathered by the online agency AlterPresse.

This act of kidnapping of a fisherman and this theft of motors, on the part of heavily armed individuals, allegedly from the South of Haiti, caused great panic among the population of these areas, particularly among fishermen. still in shock, tells AlterPresse/AlterRadio Josème Suprien, coordinator of the Board of Directors of the municipal section (Casec) of Mandou, 4th municipal section of Anse Hainault.

The coordinator of Casec de Mandou criticizes a lack of intervention by local authorities, including the Haitian Navy, to apprehend the pirates.

It is for the first time that such a spectacular attack has been recorded at sea against fishermen in Anse d’Hainault, the teacher and school director, Ernst Alabré, a resident of the area, confirms to AlterPresse/AlterRadio.

New Yamaha brand engines were mainly targeted in this act of theft, according to the testimonies collected.

A Yamaha brand engine costs between 500 thousand and 750 thousand gourdes (Editor’s note: US $ 1.00=+ 140.00 gourdes; 1 euro=144.00 gourdes; 1 Canadian dollar=98.00 gourdes; 1 Dominican peso=2.40 gourdes today), specifies the Professor Ernst Alabré. [emb rc apr 28/03/2024 16:57]