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8483: FW: DR1 Daily News -- Tuesday, 26 June 2001 (fwd)

From: Merrie Archer <MArcher@nchr.org>

Does anyone have any more information about this problem?  I'd appreciate
hearing back from you through the list or directly about this issue.

Thank you,


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DR1 Daily News -- Tuesday, 26 June 2001

7. Haitian children used by drug dealers
The director of the children and teenager protection department of the
Attorney General's office, Elisa Sanchez denounced the use of Haitian
children by gangs to introduce drugs and guns across the frontier. She said
the number of Haitian children arrested in the frontier area for this crime
is increasing at alarming rates. She said the children are deported in the
morning, and return in the afternoon. 
Other news reports have denounced the use of Dominican minors for the same
Children protection laws make children ideal to assist drug and weapon
Sanchez also denounced the continued practice of renting Haitian children to
employ them as beggars in city streets.