Former Senator Joseph Arrested in Killing of Haitian President | News

Jamaican police say John Joel Joseph, the suspect in the murder of Haitian President Joffnell Moise, has been arrested.

Jamaican authorities arrest a former Haitian senator as a key suspect in Haiti’s murder President Joffnell Moyes In July, the Jamaica National Police had said.

Prominent Haitian politician John Joel Joseph, listed by authorities as a suspect in Moyes’ killing, was arrested by authorities on Friday, Jamaica Police Force spokesman Dennis Brooks told Reuters.

Brooks did not comment on whether the arrest was made at the request of the FBI, which is also investigating the murder. It is also unclear where Joseph was arrested in Jamaica.

Meanwhile, Jamaica Police Chief Stephanie Lindsay told The Associated Press that a number of others were also arrested with Joseph and that authorities were trying to determine if they were family members.

They were arrested before dawn Saturday, Lindsay said, without giving other details.

“We didn’t share more information for more than one reason,” she said.

Among those who welcomed the arrest was former Haitian foreign minister Claude Joseph, who briefly served as interim prime minister after Moise’s killing.

“The arrest of John Joel Joseph shows that there will be no hiding place for those directly or indirectly involved in the assassination,” he tweeted, saying his international effort continued to bear fruit.

Joseph is the second suspect arrested in Jamaica. In late October, Jamaican authorities arrested former Colombian soldier Mario Antonio Palacios.

He was recently extradited from the United States and is awaiting another court hearing. charged Conspiracy to commit murder or kidnapping outside the United States and provide material support resulting in death, knowing or intending to use such material support to prepare or commit a conspiracy to murder or kidnap.

On July 7, assassins armed with assault rifles stormed Moyes’ private residence on Mount Port-au-Prince, killing him, prompting a massive manhunt and investigation across Latin America and the Caribbean.

More than 40 people, including 18 ex-Colombian soldiers, were arrested in the attack, including Moise’s wife injured.

Colombian government officials say most of the former soldiers were tricked into not knowing their true mission. Soldiers remaining in Haitian prisons have accused authorities of torture, while the Colombian government recently said the country’s consulate in Haiti was threatened after trying to deliver humanitarian aid.