President Duque acknowledged that the entire group of Colombian ex-military personnel detained in Haiti participated in the assassination of the Moise.
On Thursday, Haiti's National Police (PNH) Director Leon Charles confirmed that the assassination of President Jovenel Moise was planned in the Dominican Republic. The official also announced the arrest of three members of the presidential security detail and the chief bodyguard.
"They were gathered in a hotel in Santo Domingo City. Around the table are the intellectual authors, a technical recruitment group, and a fundraising group," Charles said as he presented a photograph of those involved in planning the assassination.
Among the plotters featured in the image are Christian Sanon, Walter Veintemilla, James Solages, former Senator John Joseph, and the CTU Security head Antonio Intriago. Once again, the PNH director confirmed that most of the mercenaries had Colombian nationality and had received military training.
“They are former Colombian special force operatives. They are experts, criminals. This was a well-planned attack, ”Charles said, as reported by the New York Post.
One of the most remarkable economic divergences in the world.— Noah Smith �� (@Noahpinion) July 15, 2021
In 1950, Haiti was as rich as the Dominican Republic.
In 2018, Haiti was POORER than it was in 1950, while the D.R.'s GDP had increased by a factor of TEN.
These countries are two halves of the SAME ISLAND. pic.twitter.com/BmVE03n6av
On Thursday, the Pentagon confirmed that the U.S. Military had trained some of the Colombian mercenaries. Colombia's President Ivan Duque also acknowledged that the entire group of Colombian ex-military personnel detained in Haiti participated in the assassination of the Moise.
"Regardless of the level of knowledge, what is evident is that the whole group participated in the assassination. Of course, we are collaborating with the Haitian authorities," Duque said, adding that the Colombian police are investigating in Haiti how the Colombian ex-military were recruited for the assassination and who did it.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is also involved in the murder investigations at the site. On Thursday afternoon, the FBI was at the Moise residence to collect evidence.
#Haiti | 26 Colombian mercenaries, many former members of the military trained in the U.S., along with two Haitian-Americans, including a DEA informant, have been implicated in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. pic.twitter.com/vvGCc7fQFP— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) July 14, 2021