Former US Informant Arrested in Connection to Assassination in Haiti

Former US Informant Arrested in Connection to Assassination in Haiti

(TargetLiberty.org) – Last Wednesday, Haitian president Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his residence by a group of gunmen. It’s believed most of the assassins were Colombian mercenaries – but at least three were Haitian-Americans. Now, it turns out at least one of them worked for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Eyewitnesses to the July 7 assassination claim one of the attackers yelled “This is a DEA operation!” as he stormed Moïse’s presidential residence. There’s no reason to think it was, but it’s now emerged that the DEA admitted one of the group had worked as a “confidential source” – an informer.

A source inside the agency told Reuters the suspect wasn’t an active informer when the assassination happened, but soon after, they got in touch with their agency contacts. The DEA apparently urged them to surrender to police. According to the source, the DEA and State Department also passed information directly to the Haitian authorities, leading to the arrest of the informer and another suspect.

Three Haitian-Americans are known to have been arrested over the assassination — Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63; Joseph Vincent, 55; and James Solages, 35. At least two of the men also have connections in the private security industry.

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