Haitian police released two Dominicans who had been kidnapped hours earlier

Haitian police released two Dominicans who had been kidnapped hours earlier

Haitian police said on Wednesday that they had managed to free two Dominicans and a Haitian, several hours after they were kidnapped by gunmen in the north of the country.

The kidnapping occurred on Tuesday near the town of Limbe, when the three men, workers of the Dominican company Estrella, were transporting construction materials and equipment to the city of Cap-Haitien.

The kidnappers demanded a “large” ransom in exchange for their release and the return of materials carried by the workers, according to a statement by the National Police.

After learning of the kidnapping, the police launched an operation that allowed the release of the hostages and the recovery of the materials.

The note added that the three hijackers, Tony, Buchanan and Kono, are divorced and are actually wanted by the authorities.

Since last year, the number of kidnappings in Haiti has risen dramatically, which are used by armed gangs operating in the country to demand ransoms and obtain funding.

Last February, two Dominicans who had been working on a film production for six days were kidnapped by a gang who arrested them on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, when they were returning to the capital after filming in the south of the country. .

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