The Colombians arrested as the alleged perpetrators of the assassination of the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, were reportedly hired by a US security company in Florida.
After the murder of Moise, the country’s security forces have detained, among others, 17 Colombians who, according to information collected by the newspaper ‘Miami Herald’, the security company CTU Security had been recruited to work in Haiti.
In addition, since Thursday the aforementioned media has tried on different occasions to contact a manager or employee of the company, but has not received a response to the phone calls or the emails sent.
These Colombian citizens were hired to provide exclusive security and received fees close to $ 3,000 per month (just over 2,525 euros). For their part, two other detainees are Haitian-American citizens who had also been hired as translators, although they have not specified who their employer was, according to Judge Clément Noel.
In addition, the Colombian radio W Radio has broadcast this Friday an interview with the wife of one of the detainees in which the woman confirms that her husband was hired by CTU Security, while ‘The Washington Post’ revealed this Saturday that this same citizen he had already been investigated for his relationship with extrajudicial executions when he was a soldier in the Colombian Army.
Within the framework of the investigations, which continue to be carried out after the murder of Moise last Wednesday, sources from the Haitian Police have reported that this “is moving rapidly to get some more groups that played a role as intellectual authors.”
The president of Haiti was assassinated in an attack perpetrated early Wednesday morning against his private residence. The country’s police have reported the arrest of a total of 19 people related to the murder of Moise, 17 of whom are Colombian.
Thus, after these new arrests, of the total of the command responsible for the murder, made up of around 28 people, only six more people are being searched since three Colombian suspects were killed.
Regarding the hypotheses about the murder, former Haitian senator Steven Benoit has questioned the participation of Colombian citizens in the event and has pointed to Moise’s security agents as responsible for the murder.