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Two men tied to the Haitian President’s Murder plot worked for US law enforcement as informants; one was said to work for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Iran PressAmerica: Following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, the suspect reached out to his contacts at the DEA. A DEA official assigned to Haiti urged the suspect to surrender to local authorities and, along with a US State Department official, provided information to the Haitian government that assisted in the surrender and arrest of the suspect and one other individual," the DEA said, some media reported. 

A source close to the investigation the two arrested said to investigators that they were interpreters for a Colombian commando unit, which reportedly had an arrest warrant for Moise. James Solages was also said to be a 'certified diplomatic agent' who worked for some time as a 'chief commander of bodyguards' in the Canadian embassy in Haiti.

Last week, Haitian police arrested two US citizens, Joseph Vincent and James Solages, on suspicion of murdering Haitian President Jovenel Moise in his own residence on Wednesday. Police had 26 other suspects, and 20 have been arrested.

On the night of 7 July, a group of assailants attacked the residence of Haitian president Jovenel Moise. The 53-year-old leader was killed, prompting the country to declare a state of emergency.


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