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Haiti: American suspect in Haiti president’s assassination was ‘confidential’ DEA source

One of the Americans arrested for the assassination of Haiti’s president had been an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration — the US agency the hit squad had claimed to be working for.

A DEA official confirmed to Reuters that the informant even reached out to his handlers after the hit, as CNN also claimed that “several” of those arrested had also been US informants, including for the FBI.

“One of the suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was a confidential source to the DEA,” the DEA official confirmed to Reuters.

“Following the assassination of President Moïse, the suspect reached out to his contacts at the DEA,” the official wrote in an email also obtained by the Miami Herald.

“A DEA official assigned to Haiti urged the suspect to surrender to local authorities and, along with a US State Department colleague, shared information with the Haitian government that assisted in the surrender and arrest of the suspect and one other individual,” the official said.

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