Deputy Commissioner of Police Glenmore Hinds will lead a Jamaican police delegation to Haiti this week in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a reputed Jamaican gun smuggler in the French Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.
Hinds said the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), has been working closely with its Haitian counterparts since 2007. In a bid to stem the illegal drugs for gun trade.
“What we are trying to do is to deepen the relationship, share with our Haitian counterparts what we have as it relates to the guns for drugs activity and to get from them what they have and to see how we can develop in further cooperation.
“We are deepening collaboration not only with Haiti but Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and the United States as well. We are seeking to reduce the flow (of guns) into the country,” he added.
Hinds said the dead man known only as “Mention” hails from St. Catherine and was killed over the weekend during a shootout with Haitian police.
He is reported to have been part of a gang which operated in the Old Harbour Bay area, before he moved to Haiti to launch the lucrative guns-for-drugs syndicate.
Other Jamaicans resident in Haiti and believed to be major figures in the illegal trade were also arrested and detained during the police operation last Friday.
The operation came days after the Haitian National Police, with the assistance of Jamaican police, seized 13 illegal firearms and nearly 2,500 pounds of marijuana.