Authorities in Haiti: 26 Colombians and two Americans responsible for the assassination of the president

Assassination of President of Haiti: Authorities in the country announced today (Friday) that a commando unit consisting of 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans is responsible for the assassination of President Juvenel Moises.

Colombian Defense Minister Diego Mulano said that according to the findings, the country’s citizens suspected of taking part in the murder were former soldiers in the Colombian army, and promised that he would help investigate the violent incident.

Haiti Police Chief Leon Charles (Photo: Reuters)

Yesterday, police in Haiti tracked down the suspects in the act to a house located near the crime scene in a suburb of the capital Fort of Prince. After a shootout, several suspects were detained.

Police Chief Leon Charles presented at a press conference 17 men, Colombian passports, weapons and other tools that were allegedly used to carry out the assassination operation. Charles said during the press conference that “foreigners have come to kill our president.”

Haiti presidential suspects (Photo: Reuters)Haiti presidential suspects (Photo: Reuters)

Charles also revealed that 15 Colombians were arrested, along with the two Americans, three people were killed and eight of the suspects fled the scene. Jorge Louise Vargas, the Colombian police chief, said he had received requests from Haiti for information regarding six suspects, two of whom were killed during clashes with Haiti police and the remaining four were arrested.

Source: Maariv.co.il – חדשות מהארץ והעולם by www.maariv.co.il.

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