Elías Piña – The Specialized Body in Land Border Security (Cesfront) ordered this Wednesday the closure and reinforced the security of the binational gate of the border crossing in Carrizal, Elías Piña.
This, after truckers from the neighboring country keep them blocked from the Haitian side.
Likewise, around 11:45 am, several gang members with long weapons were seen near the aforementioned entrance, which remains closed on the Dominican side by members of the Cesfront.
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Last Monday the operation of the binational market in Dajabón was precarious, due to the boycott that Haitian organizations raised in the face of alleged abuses committed against its citizens by Dominican authorities.
According to the Haitians, merchandise is seized from buyers of products.
They assured that instead of taking them to the Customs headquarters on the border line, they deposit it in the Cesfront offices, which, because it is a military body, makes recovery difficult.
This situation, which generated serious limitations to the functioning of the market, caused concern to the Dominicans who, from different parts of the region, travel with their merchandise and could not sell it at the usual levels, when the exchange works normally.
Many traders complained about the unnecessary difficulties that are created, which causes them many losses as they have to incur heavy investments.