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Haiti: Man wanted in attack on presidential motorcade arrested

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 4:03 PM

The Haiti Police have confirmed that Berger Milot, the alleged gang leader, wanted for a string of kidnappings and the April attack on the presidential motorcade, has been arrested.

Spokesperson for the Haitian National Police, Commissioner Frantz Lerebours, said Milot, who the authorities said was involved in at least 24 kidnappings between August 2015 and July this year, was detained during an operation on Saturday.

He said that Milot, who had escaped police custody with two other detainees, was arrested with three other accomplices on a truck laden with stolen goods.

Late April, the presidential motorcade, which was returning from the Artibonite department as part of preparations for the launch of the caravan of change came under fire from unknown gunmen.