Latest arrest in Haiti president’s assassination plot has US links


Monday’s arrest of Haitian-born Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, a Florida resident is just one more piece of a puzzle that has multiple links back to the US. The complex assassination plot allegedly involves Haitian Americans, a Florida-based security company, Columbian mercenaries, and the DEA.

Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated at his residence, last Wednesday, by a group of heavily armed commandos. The attack critically wounded his wife, Martine, who remains in a Miami hospital.

It has been widely reported that the suspects spoke Spanish. And that some assassins were yelling “DEA” at the time of their attack. 

Other suspects are also tied to the US by dual Haitian-US citizenship. And there’s evidence that some are working for the FBI and DEA as informants. The FBI told CNN it doesn’t comment on informants. But it only uses “lawful sources to collect intelligence” as part of its investigations.

It was confirmed that “At times, one of the suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise was a confidential source to the DEA,” the DEA said in a statement.