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Haitian Police Arrest More Suspects in Assassination of President Jovenel Moïse

HeadlineJul 15, 2021

In Haiti, the head of security at the presidential residence was taken into custody and is being questioned, along with several other security personnel, as investigations continue into last week’s assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Colombian authorities are probing whether Dimitri Hérard met with any of the Colombian suspects in the assassination when he traveled to Bogotá in May. Two more suspects were also arrested Wednesday, including a former police superintendent, Gilbert Dragon, a close associate to Guy Philippe, who led the 2004 coup against then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and who is now imprisoned in the U.S. The other arrested suspect, Reynaldo Corvington, runs a security company and is accused of harboring the men who raided Moïse’s home and killed him. Eighteen Colombian nationals — many of them former military — and five Haitians are now in police custody. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has confirmed one of the two arrested Haitian American suspects had worked as an informant.

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