U.S. Marine Charged With Smuggling Guns Into Haiti
A criminal complaint obtained by Dreamintv says Jacques Duroseau brought 8 guns, some of which were purchased in Jacksonville, on an American Airlines flight bound for Haiti on November 11.
According to the indictment, Duroseau did not have the correct licenses to take the guns on board or permission from the Marines to leave the country.
When he touched down in Haiti, he was stopped by customs, taken into custody and ultimately questioned by U.S. Navy investigators.
Reports say that he told investigators he was planning to help the Haitian Army "defeat the thugs that have been creating'' instability in the country.
The complaint also says the person traveling with Duroseau told investigators that Duroseau wanted to move to Haiti when he got out of the Marine Corps and become president there.
It’s unclear if Duroseau has an attorney.
Mr. Duroseau was an active duty Marine when he was arrested, according to documents filed in the United States District Court in Raleigh. The Marines did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Monday evening.
It was not clear if Mr. Duroseau had a lawyer. The United States Attorney’s Office in Raleigh declined on Monday to say where Mr. Duroseau was being held or provide information about the case beyond what was in the court documents.