Police in Haiti have arrested two Haiti rapper Haiti residents for “illegal activities” in a police investigation into a Facebook post.
The Haiti Police said the arrest of the two men is an example of the police’s “zero tolerance” towards illegal activities.
The two men, identified as Mimi and Atef, were arrested on Wednesday and released on bail.
The police said the two were involved in a Facebook comment, in which the rappers said they had been “in the Haiti police for a long time” and said they would not stop until the Haitu Police acted against the gangs in their city.
Haiti is one of the most dangerous parts of the island, and the gangs are active there, said Inspector-General of Police of the City of Haiti, Rameel Rajesh.
According to police, the two rappers had posted a post in which they said they “were in the Haitsu Police for a year, we will continue to do everything possible to fight Haitsu gangs.”
The post was titled, “Wa haiti!
I am in Haitsu police for one year.”
Police said that the rappers had said they were a group of “illegal drugs dealers and pushers” and accused the Haitei police of having been “weak.”
Police also said that they arrested the rappers in a case of possession of illegal drugs.
Haitian rapper Hamekala Diamante said in a post on Facebook that he was “sickened” to see the rappers arrested.
“This is what happens when you live in a place where the police is not there and the people don’t know the law,” he wrote.
“You need to realize that your freedom is being taken away from you, because the Haiti police doesn’t respect the rule of law.”
Haiti city council member Tsehiki O’Shaughnessy said the post was a threat and that the council would “fight to prevent this kind of behavior.”
O’Shingh said he had also spoken to Haiti Mayor Michael Chisholm, who assured him the Haits will not be “taken advantage of.”
“I think they will come back to us,” he said.
The rapper, who goes by the name Hamelele, also has a rap video for his song, “Kama” and a music video for “Mimi and Tse” that has been making the rounds online.
According the Haikai TV Channel, the video shows a haiti city street and is set in Haitu, the capital of the Haitus, where the rappers were arrested.