Haitian police detained 10 members of a US Christian group after they allegedly tried to leave the country with more than 30 children who survived the country's devastating earthquake. [...]
Police had arrested five men and five women with US passports, as well as two Haitians, as they tried to cross into the neighboring Dominican Republic with 33 children late Friday, Haitian authorities said. [...]
The Americans were members of an Idaho-based charity called New Life Children's Refuge, said Social Affairs Minister Yves Christallin, adding: "This is an abduction, not an adoption." [...]
Patricia Vargas, head of an international center caring for the youngsters, said that officials at the Haitian Institute of Social Welfare, which deals with adoptions, told her "most of the kids have family."
Some of the older children had spoken to aid workers and "say their parents are alive, and some of them gave us an address and phone numbers," she said.
The US embassy confirmed that ten US citizens were being held for "alleged violations of Haitian laws related to immigration."
At least they were caught. This time.
UPDATE, via an e-mail alert from the Associated Press:
Haiti prime minister says US Baptist group knew it was wrong to take children out of country.