Crime/Justice

Haiti: Businessman Daniel Evinx Close to Presidency Arrested for Drug Trafficking


Businessman Daniel Evinx, a 2010 Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, hotelier, considered the representative of the Presidency in Aux Cayes, became the latest “close” friend of President Michel Martelly to be arrested for trafficking and possessing drugs. Evinx and another individual were arrested after retrieving 23 kilos of marijuana off the southern coast of Haiti.

Government Commission of Les Cayes, Jean-Marie Saloman says he was alerted by police in nearby Port Salut on Monday, September 9, that substances, which appeared to be marijuana, had been placed on the property of Daniel Evinx.

Saloman said having been alerted, he unsuccessfully tried to obtain the accompaniment of a Justice of the Peace in order to execute a search warrant. Therefore on Thursday, September 12, “the Government Commissioner with the right to investigate all suspicions of crimes”, said Saloman, went with officers of the Police National d’Haiti (PNH) and soldiers of the United Nations Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH), and entered the private premises of Daniel Evinx where 23 kilos of marijuana was discovered. via  Drug Trafficking

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