Haiti’s Moise was probing officials involved in the drug trade when he was killed: NYT

Haiti holds funeral for assassinated President Jovenel Moise in Cap-Haitien
A person holds a photo of the late Haitian President Jovenel Moise, who was fatally shot earlier this month, during a funeral at his home in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, July 23, 2021. REUTERS / Ricardo Arduengo

December 12, 2021

(Reuters) – Haitian President Jovenel Moise is compiling a list of officials and businessmen involved in the drug trade before he was assassinated in July, the New York Times reported on Sunday, the New York Times reported on Sunday. added that he plans to give his name to the US government.

Moise was murdered in a late-night raid at his home by an armed group that included former Colombian soldiers. Haitian authorities have arrested 45 people but have not charged anyone.

Some of the detainees confessed that retrieving lists of suspected drug traffickers was a priority, the Times reported, citing three senior Haitian officials with knowledge of the investigation. check.

“The document is part of a broader series of clashes that Mr Moise has with powerful political and business figures, some of whom are suspected of drug and arms trafficking,” the Times said. write.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister’s office Ariel Henry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Moise’s murder plunged Haiti into a political vacuum without a president-elect, and further fueled a wave of kidnappings by gangs that now control much of the Caribbean nation.

The government has promised to serve justice in the case, but justice officials have also reported death threats and threats.

(Reporting by Brian Ellsworth; Editing by Daniel Wallis) Haiti’s Moise was probing officials involved in the drug trade when he was killed: NYT


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