Haitian criminals possibly heading to Jamaica following Massive prison break near Port-au-Prince

It is believed several Haitian criminals could be well on their way to Jamaica following a successful attack on a Croix-des-Bouquets prison located on the outskirts of the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince.

Over 300 prisoners were able to escape, prompting a nationwide search operation by Haitian law enforcement.

Police in Haiti are reportedly seeking international assistance to aid in the recapture of the inmates.

According to a report by the Observer, Police in Haiti are seeking international help following a prison break that freed the son of a prominent businessman and allowed hundreds of other inmates to escape.

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Overcrowded prison in Haiti – Credit:

Haitian National Police Chief Godson Orleus says 329 prisoners escaped during the raid on the prison in Croix-des-Bouquets.

He told reporters Monday that authorities are searching for the prisoners throughout the country.

He says they have also asked for help from police in the neighbouring Dominican Republic and in nearby Jamaica because some of the escaped inmates may have fled abroad.

Gunmen attacked the prison outside the capital on Sunday and wounded two guards.

Police believe the attack was intended to free Clifford Brandt, a member of a wealthy family who has been held since 2012 on kidnapping charges. He remains at large.


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