US sentences Florida resident for smuggling guns to Haiti gang, embassy says

By Thomson Reuters Feb 28, 2024 | 4:04 PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – A U.S. court has sentenced a Florida resident to five years in prison for participating in a “sophisticated smuggling scheme” trafficking arms and ammunition to Haiti’s powerful 400 Mawozo gang, the U.S. embassy in Haiti said on Wednesday.

Jocelyn Dor, a 31-year-old Haitian citizen, had pleaded guilty last October to money laundering and violating U.S. export laws. The embassy said Dor had exported or attempted to export 24 firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition to the conflict-ravaged Caribbean nation.

(Reporting by Harold Isaac; Editing by Kylie Madry)