Police in Haiti intercepted a shipment of about 200 heavy firearms, including assault rifles and shotguns, and hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition at the port of Saint-Marc Thursday.
The National Police of Haiti (PNH) worked with customs officers at the National Port Authority (APN) to uncover the shipment that came through the port of Saint-Marc (Artibonite Department).
The report of the scene taken by Justice Victor Hugo St-Louis at the request of the Director General of Customs says the seizure consisted of:
150 12-gauge shotguns
9 double-barrel 12-gauge shotguns
5 M4 rifles
15 pairs handcuffs
10 pairs of boots
50 cases of 50 cartridge units .38 calibur
4 boxes of 1,000 cartridge units 9 mm
7 cases of 10 boxes of 250 chain units 12mm caliber
50 boxes of 50 cartridge .380 ACP
2 cans, 250 12-gauge cartridges
7 chargers 5.56×45mm caliber
1 M14 charger
12 uniforms (blue pants, black shirt)
5 tactical vests
1 Glock 9 mm pistol
However, the origin and destination of the weapons and ammunition were not disclosed. Haiti has been under an arms embargo since 1993. In 2009, the embargo was partially lifted to allow for arms for the Haitian National Police.