[Ed. – The level of gut-spilling about this, by U.S. agencies, is weird. It’s like they can’t get word out to the media fast enough that at some level, Americans were involved. The third American arrested (another of Haitian origin) is being called the ringleader. One of the original two Americans has been identified as a DEA informant. “DEA” keeps cropping up; one begins to wonder if DEA is being put on a hot skewer for some reason.]
The U.S. military once trained some of the Colombian soldiers arrested in connection to the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, according to the Pentagon.
At least 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans were said to have participated in the incident where armed men stormed Moise’s home on July 7 and shot both him and his wife, Martine, who is expected to recover from her injuries, with high-powered rifles. A Pentagon spokesperson did not confirm exactly how many of the arrestees received U.S. training, though he indicated the service members were instructed while they were actively serving in the Columbian armed forces.
The informant suspect was arrested once before, over two decades ago, for allegedly providing false information to obtain a U.S. passport. Following the apprehension, he became a source “at times” for the DEA.
A third Haitian American, Christian Emmanuel Sanon, has since been arrested and accused of being the lead organizer of the plot.