Seventeen Colombian ex-warriors are thought to have been engaged with the death of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise, Colombia’s police chief said Friday.
Two men who had kicked the bucket because of Haitian police and 15 others under doubt “may have had a place with the public armed force” of Colombia, having left it somewhere in the range of 2018 and 2020, general Jorge Luis Vargas told a question and answer session.
Moise was shot dead in a pre-sunrise assault Wednesday by a 28-part hit crew comprised of 26 Colombians and two Americans of Haitian beginning, as indicated by Port-au-Prince. The president’s better half, Martine, was injured.
The Colombian specialists gave no additional data on the men’s military vocations or the justification their takeoff from administration.
Two of the suspects flew from Bogota to Panama on May 6 and from that point to Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, where they remained four days prior to taking a trip to Haiti, as per Vargas.
Different Colombians showed up in the Dominican Republic — what imparts the island of Hispaniola to Haiti — on June 4 and made a trip to Port-au-Prince two days after the fact.
Colombia has said it has data on four organizations’ inclusion in the wrongdoing, without giving further detail.
President Ivan Duque prior declared that Colombia will send an insight mission to Haiti to help in the examination.
Haiti’s police boss Leon Charles has said three individuals from the hit crew were killed by police and 17 arrested. Eight stay on the loose.
Colombia’s El Tiempo paper said among those captured was Manuel Antonio Grosso Guarin, 40, one of the nation’s most capable troopers.
Another was Francisco Eladio Uribe, who, as per his accomplice, left the military in 2019 following a 20-year profession.
The accomplice, recognized distinctly as Yuli, told a radio broadcast Uribe was selected by a security organization that offered protector administrations.