Haiti announces the arrest of an alleged mastermind of the assassination
"When the advance of the bandits was blocked, the first person they called was Emmanuel Sanon," said the director of the Haiti National Police.
The Haitian authorities announced this Sunday the arrest of one of the alleged masterminds of the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, Dr. Emmanuel Sanon.
"When the advance of the bandits was blocked, the first person they called was Emmanuel Sanon," said the director general of the Haitian National Police, Léon Charles.
On Saturday, Haiti National Police Chief Leon Charles alluded to Sanon, though he did not name him. He said that the suspects, including the two Haitian Americans, confirmed that they worked for a company “based in the U.S. and Colombia.... [which] worked with the two Haitian Americans and a high-profile doctor here.”
The company is Miami-based CTU Security, registered in Florida as the Counter Terrorist Unit Federal Academy LLC.
“I would say that the Haitian [doctor] recruited CTU and CTU recruited the Colombians. That’s the pattern,” Charles said.
Sanon’s arrest comes as Haitian police, working with Colombian law enforcement, try to piece together the events leading to the death of Moïse, who was shot 12 times in the upstairs bedroom of his home around 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Among the unanswered questions: How Sanon, who once filed for bankruptcy, could be behind a costly conspiracy. Some of the people arrested said that they were paid $3,000 a month and had been living in Haiti since January
The circumstances surrounding the shooting murder of the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, remain surrounded by more unknowns than certainties four days later, as the official narrative of the events continues to be full of gaps.