During the afternoon of 8 May 2022, suspected members of the 400 Mawozo gang kidnapped 17 people from a tourist bus that was transiting through the commune of Croix-des Bouquets, located approximately 11 km (7 mi) east of the capital Port-au-Prince. The victims include eight Turkish missionaries, a Dominican national and eight Haitians. While no ransom demand has been made public, the gang has demanded high ransoms for the release of kidnapping victims in the past. The gang is also responsible for kidnapping a Dominican diplomat the previous month, as well the abductions of 17 missionaries from the U.S. and Canada in 2021.