Assassination of President Moïse: a suspect had "political objectives"

The Haitian police announced Sunday evening to have arrested a Haitian national "who had political objectives" by recruiting the commando which assassinated President Jovenel Moïse, on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday.

"This is an individual who entered Haiti aboard a private plane with political objectives," said Léon Charles, director of the Haitian national police, during a press briefing held in the presence of several ministers.

When he arrived in the country last June, Charles Emmanuel Sanon, 63, of Haitian nationality, was accompanied by several Colombian nationals, responsible for ensuring his safety, he said during the press briefing.

“The mission then changed,” explained Léon Charles, noting that “the mission was to arrest the President of the Republic and the operation was mounted from there: 22 other individuals then entered Haiti ”.

From the same source it is specified that the interrogations carried out with the 18 Colombian citizens arrested since Wednesday allowed the Haitian police to learn that Charles Emmanuel Sanon had recruited the 26 members of the commando via the services of a Venezuelan security company called CTU, based in Florida.

“When we, the police, blocked the progress of these bandits after they had committed their crime, the first person one of the attackers called was Charles Emmanuel Sanon. He has made contact with two other people whom we consider to be intellectual authors of the assassination of Jovenel Moïse ", explained Léon Charles without giving details of the identity of the two suspects.

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