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Man Philippe, a frontrunner of a rise up in Haiti and a convicted drug trafficker, was deported from the USA to his homeland this week. Philippe is only one of 1000’s deported to the troubled nation since President Joe Biden was sworn into workplace again in 2021.
The Miami Herald reports that Man Philippe, 55, was deported on Thursday (November 30) from Alexandria, La. together with over a dozen different people. Philippe was a former commander within the Haitian police drive who led an armed rise up in 2004 to overthrow President Jean Bertrand Aristide. From there, Philippe received concerned in a scheme with Colombian cocaine traffickers, helping in a money-laundering operation for the group.
In 2017, after dodging seize by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Philippe was sentenced to 9 years in jail for his position within the scheme. Philippe pleaded responsible to the fees however claimed innocence.
Philippe’s return to Haiti has been in course of since September after he was launched from a federal facility and moved into immigration custody. In line with the Herald‘s report, Philippe tried to get his sentence lowered because the sentencing.
The flip of Man Philippe is a reason for concern for some because the nation has but to rebound from the 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Philippe, regardless of his prison file in the USA, received a seat within the Haiti Senate in 2016 whereas campaigning alongside Moïse. Simply earlier than he was set to be sworn in, Philippe was arrested and handed over to the DEA.
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