Kidnapping Charges Brought Against Haitian Gangs

Attorney general announces $3 million reward for information on those kidnapped.

The Department of Justice unsealed a case on Monday charging seven leaders of five Haitian gangs with the kidnappings of 16 U.S. citizens in 2021. Christian missionaries were serving near Port-au-Prince when they were captured and held hostage for 61 days before escaping. Three defendants were named in this case, and the Department of Justice has offered three rewards on their behalf worth $1 million each for information leading to the Haitian leaders’ capture.

“As these charges demonstrate, we are committed to working alongside our interagency and international partners to disrupt these kidnapping-for-ransom schemes that endanger the lives of American citizens and that fuel the violent gangs harming the Haitian people,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the attorney general to seek God’s direction as he heads the DOJ.
  • For Justice Department officials as they seek information regarding the leaders of the Haitian gangs.
  • For the protection of U.S. missionaries and charitable workers trying to assist Haitians.

Sources: Department of Justice


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