They arrest a participant in the assassination of Jovenel Moïse | News

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The United States media reported this Thursday that the Haitian Rodolphe Jaar, related to the assassination of the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, was arrested upon arrival in the city of Miami and will be charged with criminal charges related to the assassination of the president. , which occurred at his official residence in Port-au-Prince on July 7, 2021.

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Jaar, detained a few days ago in the Dominican Republic since he fled Haiti, would be added to the list of people who are accused from the US for the assassination, after ex-Colombian soldier Mario Antonio Palacios was charged with the same crime, the last January 4, in a Miami court.

According to local media, years ago Jaar was arrested for cocaine trafficking in the US and later became an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Jaar’s file is not yet open. Instead, Palacios is scheduled for a hearing next January 31 in a Miami court, in which he will be accused of committing a murder or kidnapping outside US territory and providing material support for a murder.

Palacios requested to communicate with the US authorities when he was detained in Jamaica, before being extradited. During the interrogations, he said that the initial plan was to capture Moïse at the airport and take him out of the country by plane.

However, he admitted that around July 6 they informed him of a change in plans and that the mission was to kill him, according to the ex-military’s court documents.

Palacios was taken to Miami on January 3 by US authorities from Panama, the country where he made a stopover when he was originally deported to his country of origin, Colombia. If found guilty, he would face a maximum sentence of life in prison.

“The defendant and others, including a group of approximately 20 other Colombian citizens and a group of Haitian-American dual nationals based in Haiti, participated in a plot to kidnap or kill the Haitian president,” the US Attorney’s Office said.

In addition, he explained that with another accomplice, whom Palacios identified as one of the leaders of the operation, he traveled to the United States on June 28 “to, among other things, provide other people with a written request for assistance to promote the plot related to the Haitian President.”

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