Following the assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, the head of the late leader’s security detail has been placed in custody.
According to reports, a Venezuelan man who owns a Florida security company allegedly traveled to Haiti multiple times in the plot to assassinate President Jovenel Moïse
Haiti’s National Police Chief Léon Charles said Antonio Intriago of CTU Security signed a contract while in Haiti.
“The investigation is very advanced,” said Charles.
Charles has said that CTU Security used its company credit card to buy 19 plane tickets from Bogota to Santo Domingo for the Colombian suspects allegedly involved in the assassination.
The police chief pleaded with Haitians during a news conference late Wednesday to help officials track down suspects who remain on the lam, including a former senator, John Joël Joseph, whom he described as a key suspect and is accused of providing weapons used in the July 7 attack.
Joseph, an opponent of the Tet Kale party that Moïse belonged to, is one of five fugitives who police say are armed and dangerous.
“We are looking for these assassins, and wherever they go we need to capture them, arrest them and bring them to justice,” Charles said.
In a video posted on YouTube last year, Joseph compared Moïse to the coronavirus, saying Haitians have died from hunger or been killed amid a spike in violence under his administration.
Charles also announced the arrest of Gilbert Dragon, who led a rebel group known as the National Revolutionary Front for the Liberation and Reconstruction of Haiti, which seized power in parts of Haiti after the 2004 coup that led to the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Authorities said they found several weapons at his home, including grenades and an AR-15 assault rifle.