DEA confirms that one of the suspects in murder of Haitian leader was informant

WASHINGTON (TASS): The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has confirmed that one of the suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise was previously an informant for this agency, working for the US Department of Justice.

“At times, one of the suspects in the murder of Haitian President Jovenel Moise was a confidential source for the DEA,” a spokesman for the American intelligence service told TASS on Tuesday.

According to the information he provided, “after the assassination of President Moise, the suspect contacted his DEA contacts.” “DEA officials dealing with Haiti urged the suspect to surrender to local authorities and, together with a US State Department official, provided the Haitian government with information that helped with the surrender and arrest of the suspect and another person,” a US intelligence official said.

According to him, his department “is aware of reports that the assassins of President Moise screamed during the DEA attack.” “[However] they did not act on behalf of the DEA,” said a US government official.

Moise was wounded in an unidentified attack on his residence on 7 July. During the attack, the first lady of was also wounded and taken to hospital.

Prime Minister Joseph called on the population to calm, assuring that “the security situation in the country is under the control of the Haitian National Police and the Haitian Armed Forces.”

Colombia announced cooperation with other countries: It is important for Colombia to clarify how the former Colombian military ended up in the group of the assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, so Bogotá is cooperating with other countries in the investigation of this crime. Vice President, Foreign Minister of Colombia Marta Lucia Ramirez announced this to reporters on Tuesday.

“The Colombian authorities and the judiciary are working with law enforcement and intelligence agencies in other countries to help Haiti identify who are responsible for this crime,” she said. “It is very important for us to clarify what happened, why the former members of the Colombian Armed Forces were there.”

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