A company offered them high salaries and a five-year contract to handle security duties for senior dignitaries.
The ins and outs of the assassination of the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, perpetrated last Wednesday, are becoming more and more tangled. A new hypothesis has come to light that casts doubt on the responsibility of the twenty detainees, most of them Colombians. This group of ex-military men was made up of former members of the special forces and, therefore, the logical thing is to think that they would have an escape plan. So how come they didn’t leave the island after allegedly committing the murder?
Colombian military intelligence sources are now considering the possibility that the mercenaries were deceived by the US private security company CTU Security, based in Miami.
This company hired them to, in principle, reinforce a presidential security team due to the tense public and political situation on the island. “There was a trial period of three months, with a monthly payment of $ 3,000 (just over 2,525 euros, to enjoy after a five-year contract,” said various sources.
Two other of those arrested are Haitian-American citizens, who had been hired as translators. However, they have not detailed who his employer was, according to Judge Clément Noel, who is in charge of the case in Port-au-Prince.
None of those arrested faced the police despite the number of weapons they possessed. There are also doubts about the casualties that occurred during the arrests of those allegedly responsible.
The Colombians killed after the operation were considered “recruiters”, who should be silenced. In this sense, former Haitian senator Steven Benoit points to the security agents who were supposed to protect Moise as those who were truly responsible for the murder.