Murder suspects Colombians traveled to Haiti in two groups via the Dominican Republic
Four companies were involved in recruiting people suspected of assassinating Haitian President Jovenel Moise.
The Associated Press informs about this with reference to the head of the National Police of Colombia, Jorge Luis Vargas Valencia.
True, he did not reveal the names of the companies, saying that at this moment the information received was being checked.
He said that the suspected Colombians, including former military personnel, traveled to Haiti in two groups through the Dominican Republic. The first group, in which there are two suspects, arrived from Colombia to Panama on May 6, later to the Dominican Republic and then to Haiti. A second group of 11 suspects arrived in the Dominican Republic and two days later ended up in Haiti.
In turn, the detained Americans said that the attack was organized by a foreigner “Mike”, who speaks Spanish and English, and that their goal was to arrest the president “on the warrant of the investigating judge.”
And one of the Americans even said that he “found this job on the Internet” and arrived in Haiti a month ago, and before that he worked as a security guard at the Canadian Embassy.
• Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead on the night of 7 July. At about one in the morning, a group of unknown persons attacked his residence and shot the president. In addition, the country’s first lady received a gunshot wound.
• The Minister for Voting and Inter-Party Relations, Matthias Pierre, stated that at least 26 people were involved in the murder of Moise.
• Also involved in the assassination of the President of Haiti are retired Colombian military personnel.
• It is now known that after the murder of Moiz, law enforcement officers killed three mercenaries, 15 Colombians and the Americans are now in custody, but several more members of the group are still looking for.
The US will think about how to help Haiti.
Haitian authorities have called on the United States of America to send American troops to the country to protect key infrastructure in the aftermath of the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
This is reported by The New York Times with reference to the Minister for Voting and Inter-Party Relations of Haiti, Matthias Pierre.
Meanwhile, in Haiti, after the assassination of the president, there is political chaos and street riots, as well as a health crisis in the country, which is caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The request for military assistance was voiced because earlier US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken promised to help Haiti. But State Department deputy spokeswoman Jalina Porter said she could confirm such a request.
The United States will promptly send senior FBI and Department of Homeland Security officials to Haiti to determine how to help the country after the assassination of the president.