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Interpol arrests a member of a Haitian gang in the DR

Police agents, attached to the OCN-Interpol Santo Domingo, arrested a Haitian citizen who was being requested by the authorities of his country, for allegedly belonging to the “dangerous criminal gang called Los 400 Mawozo”, which is dedicated to committing different criminal acts.

The detainee is Lerby Belus, 36, who, through intelligence work, was arrested on the Autovía del Este, near the La Romana tollbooth, when he was traveling in a Hyundai Sonata car, license plate No. A976730.

According to the statement, during the arrest, four passports that belonged to different people were seized from the foreigner, a driver’s license No. 00389-Ac, a debit card, a cell phone, as well as a suitcase that contained inside dress clothes and $2,450.

At the same time as the capture of Lerby Belus, a man of the same nationality who was on board the vehicle was also arrested, who, after being purged and having no criminal record, was dispatched with his belongings.

Meanwhile, Lerby Belus was handed over to the authorities of the neighboring country for the corresponding legal purposes.

The 400 Mawozo is one of the most numerous gangs in Haiti, dedicated to the commission of different criminal modalities, including “express kidnapping”, through which they kidnap people on public roads, to later negotiate a price for the freedom of the victim.

“The 400 Mawozo”, through this method, have been involved in some cases of international importance.


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