A 63-year-old Haitian doctor who returned from Florida with a 22-man commando was arrested: “The initial mission was to arrest the president”
The Haitian police announced that they had arrested the alleged mastermind of the assassination of President Jovenal Moise, killed by a commando in his private residence on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday. This is the 63-year-old Haitian doctor, Christian Emmanuel Sanon, who lived in the United States, Florida, and who recently returned to Port au Prince with the aim of becoming president. To make his name were some of the members of the ‘death squad’ arrested in recent days.
According to the Haitian police, Sanon “entered Haiti on a private plane with political objectives”. Sanon, who had lived in Florida for twenty years, was accompanied by some Colombian citizens in charge of his security, whom he had recruited through a Venezuelan company called CTU, based in Florida.
Leon Charles, head of the Haitian national police, explained that the initial mission entrusted to the commando was “to arrest the President of the Republic” and not to kill him, as happened last week. Sanon reportedly contacted “two other people who we consider to be the masterminds of Moise’s murder,” added the police chief, without providing further information on the suspects.
In total, 18 Colombian citizens were arrested and from their interrogations, the Haitian police learned that Sanon had recruited 26 members of the team through the CTU. “When we, the police, stopped these bandits after they had committed their crime, the first person one of the attackers called was Christian Emmanuel Sanon. He contacted two other people who we consider to be the masterminds of the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, ”said Charles, without revealing the identity of the other two suspects.
Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the National Security Council and the Department of Homeland Security arrived in Haiti on Sunday and met with the director general of police.
According to Haitian authorities, the 28-member squad broke into Moise’s family home and opened fire on him and his wife, Martine.