Dominican boat captain sentenced for smuggling Haitians in St Kitts


Dominican Danny Henry, the Captain of the boat that entered the Federation carrying several Haitian migrants, was convicted and sentenced to one and a half years in jail in St Kitts and Nevis.

He was sentenced on March 15, following a court hearing at the Charlestown Magistrate’s Court.

According to reports in St Kitts, the man was sentenced to “six months imprisonment for entering a port that is not a formal port; 12 months imprisonment for entering the Federation without the consent of an immigration officer; and required to pay $5000 EC in six months on Customs charges or face six months in prison”

Smuggling Haitians into Caribbean territories have been at an all-time high in recent times

These nationals are trying to escape the violence and poverty, currently affecting their home country.

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