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


“Following the assassination of President Moise, the suspect reached out to his contacts at the DEA. A DEA official assigned to Haiti urged the suspect to surrender to local authorities and, along with a US State Department official, provided information to the Haitian government that assisted in the surrender and arrest of the suspect and one other individual,” the DEA claims.

The DEA added in its statement that none of the attackers were operating on its behalf.

29 suspects arrested in the assassination plot

Haitian National Police are saying that before Sanon’s arrest at least 28 people are being held for involvement in the assassination conspiracy. Many of those are Colombian mercenaries who were hired through a Florida-based security company. National Police Chief Léon Charles said five suspects remain at-large and at least three have been killed.

Charles held a press conference on Monday. He said that Moïse’s killers were protecting Sanon. And that Sanon is responsible for orchestrating the President’s assassination plot.