Haiti arrests American on arms charges

Michael Norton, Associated Press, May 9, 2003

Police have arrested an American man on charges of importing arms to Haiti illegally, a government spokesman said Saturday.

James White Glenn was arrested Friday in the coastal city of Gonaives, 60 miles northwest of Port-au-Prince, in possession of army uniforms, assault weapons, munitions, and grenade launchers, spokesman Mario Dupuy said.

The U.S. Embassy said it was looking into the arrest but was not immediately able to confirm it. More details about Glenn and where he was from were not available.

Glenn "had imported the material under cover of the Protestant mission he works for," Dupuy said, although he could not name the mission or Glenn's occupation.

The material was seized, and Glenn was taken Saturday to the national prison in the capital, Port-au-Prince, Dupuy said.


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