On 11 April 2021, nine heavily armed individuals from the “400 Mawozo” gang abducted a group of seven Catholic priests and nuns, including two French nationals, in the city of Croix-des-Bouquets located approximately 10 km (6 mi) northeast of the capital Port-au-Prince. The abduction occurred as the convoy traveled to the town of Ganthier — located approximately 25 km (16 mi) east of Port-au-Prince — to attend a religious ceremony at the Immaculate Church of Galette Chambon. The gang has demanded a ransom of 81.5 million Haitian gourdes (1 million U.S. dollars) for the release of the hostages. Discussions between authorities and the gang members are ongoing.