"all the official plates of registration fall in the zones of intervention of the police forces"

Official plaques are no longer untouchable

This is the first strong measure of the Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin: "all the official plates of registration fall in the zones of intervention of the police forces". The operations aim at restoring peace and serenity, said the resigned Head of Government to justify this special decision.

The new provision is part of the urgent measures adopted after the shooting of Carrefour leaves that took the lives of 7 people.

This decision of the CSPN is aimed primarily at legislators who benefit from the immunity linked to their function.

Earlier this week, a Senate commission had revealed the special relationship between Senator Garcia Delva and the gang leader of the village of God, Arnel Joseph. The senator and popular singer is accused of having offered shelter and protection to Mr. Joseph hunted by the police and who has taken refuge in Marchand Dessalines.

Official plaques have been at the center of a controversy for several months regarding their use to protect gang leaders. Senator Joseph Lambert recently accused MP Spring Bellizaire of being the protector of Arnel Joseph.

Other lawmakers are accused by human rights organizations of being in collusion with criminal groups.

The Prime Minister invites elected officials and senior state officials, who use the official plaques, to work with law enforcement officials on the implementation of the new security provisions.