A Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) official confirmed that a suspect allegedly involved in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was a former informant to the agency.
A DEA official told Fox News and other news outlets Tuesday that “At times, one of the suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was a confidential source to the DEA.”
It was noted that the suspects captured—James Solages and Joseph Vincent, claim their intention wasn’t to kill Moise. While speaking to a judge, the men said their role was strictly to translate as the group of men arrested the president. CNN noted that the two men are out of 28 people involved in the matter. While speaking on the matter, the DEA said, “At times, one of the suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise was a confidential source to the DEA.”
The DEA continued on with their statement, saying: “Following the assassination of President Moise, the suspect reached out to his contacts at the DEA. A DEA official assigned to Haiti urged the suspect to surrender to local authorities and, along with a US State Department official, provided information to the Haitian government that assisted in the surrender and arrest of the suspect and one other individual.” The DEA also addressed one of the attackers yelling out DEA, noting none of the men were working for the DEA at all.