One of the suspects in the murder of Haitian President Jovenel Moise was a confidential informant of the US Drug Enforcement Administration DEA, a representative of the department told.
“The DEA officer in charge of Haiti called on him to surrender to the local authorities and, together with a representative of the US State Department, provided the Haitian government with information that contributed to the surrender and arrest of the suspect,” the agency’s interlocutor said.
He added that the suspect contacted his contacts in the department after the murder of Moise.
“The DEA is aware of reports that the assassins of President Moise shouted “DEA” during the attack. These people did not act on behalf of the DEA,” he said.
As CNN previously reported, there are also FBI informants among the detainees.
Haitian President Jovenel Moise was fatally wounded in an attack on his residence last week. His wife, Martin Moise, was injured, and now she is in a stable condition in a Miami hospital.
Haitian security officials reported that they had identified 28 suspects in the attack, 26 of them were Colombian citizens. Seventeen people were arrested.