Five more suspects identified in assassination of Haiti's president

Five more suspects identified in assassination of Haiti's president

Five more suspects have been identified in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, including multiple government officials.

The Associated Press reports that Haitian police are seeking five fugitives including former Haitian Sen. John Joël Joseph and Joseph Felix Badio, a government official who was fired for reportedly breaking ethical rules.

Authorities have warned that the suspects are believed to be armed and dangerous.

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Joseph is an opponent of the Tet Kale political party that Moïse belonged to, the AP notes, and he once compared the president to the coronavirus, accusing him of being responsible for Haitians dying of starvation and violence.

Another suspect who has been identified is Rodolphe Jaar, who reportedly became an informant to the U.S. government following his indictment for smuggling cocaine from South America into the U.S. Another suspect in the assassination of Moïse, Joseph Vincent, was also reportedly an informant to the U.S. government for several years.

Authorities are also looking for Reynaldo Corvington, the owner of a private security company in Haiti.

More than two dozen people are believed to have been involved in the assassination plot. One of the suspects who was arrested on Sunday, Christian Emmanuel Sanon, is believed to be the mastermind behind the plot.

The U.S. government has sent officials to Haiti to meet with authorities and provide assistance in the investigation.