A Haitian-born physician primarily based in Florida has been arrested as a suspect within the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, the Haitian authorities stated at a information convention Sunday.
The physician, Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, is now the third Haitian-born suspect with U.S. ties to be arrested.
Haitian Nationwide police chief Leon Charles painted Mr. Sanon as a central determine behind the president’s assassination.
“He arrived by non-public aircraft in June with political goals and contacted a non-public safety agency to recruit the individuals who dedicated this act,” the police chief stated. The agency, he stated, was a Venezuelan safety firm primarily based in america referred to as CTU.
Two Individuals arrested final week have stated that they weren’t within the room when the president was killed and that they’d labored solely as translators for the hit squad, based on a Haitian decide who interviewed them. That they had met with different contributors at an upscale resort within the Pétionville suburb of Port-au-Prince to plan the assault. The purpose was to not kill the president, they stated, however to deliver him to the nationwide palace.
One of many Individuals was recognized as James J. Solages, 35, a U.S. citizen who lived in South Florida and beforehand labored as a safety guard on the Canadian Embassy in Haiti. The opposite was recognized as Joseph Vincent, 55.
Different suspects embrace 18 Colombian males, most of them former troopers.