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Haitian Senator Nabbed By DEA For U.S. Cocaine Trafficking

Thursday afternoon, Senator-elect ( 6 years ) of Grand’Anse Guy Philippe, has been arrested in Pétion-ville after leaving the premises of Radio Scoop FM….. They let Americans come and take an elected official on Haiti soil ?

According to

Philippe, 48, was transferred to the custody of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents late Thursday. U.S. federal authorities will transport Philippe from Haiti to Miami.

Haitian anti-drug officers fired several shots in the 10-minute effort to arrest Philippe outside of the Scoop FM radio station in Port-au-Prince’s Petionville suburb. Philippe recently was elected to serve a six-year term as senator in the Haitian parliament to represent the Grand’Anse area. Philippe would have been entitled to immunity from arrest or prosecution during his term in office. Newly elected Haitian lawmakers were set to be sworn in on Monday.

Philippe led a rebellion in 2004 that removed Jean-Bertrand Aristide from the presidency. In 2005, the DEA filed a sealed indictment charging Philippe with conspiracy to import cocaine and money laundering, allegations which Philippe denies.

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