July 13, 2021
The Haitian-born doctor, who has been based in Florida for more than two decades, has been arrested as the central suspect in the assassination of Haiti’s president, Jovanel Moyes. To The New York Times.
Although police believe Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, is conspiring to become president, nearly two dozen people have been arrested as suspects.
“He arrived on a private plane in June with political motives and contacted a private security firm to recruit people who were involved in this act,” Leon Charles, Haiti’s national police chief, told a news conference Sunday.
The firm, known as City Security, is a Miami-based Venezuelan company, Charles said. In the attack on the home of Prince Sonon in Port-of-Prince, police found six rifles, 20 cartridges, 24 unused shooting pistols, pistol holsters and hats with the US Drug Enforcement Agency’s lamp.
“The initial purpose given to these invaders was to protect a man named Emmanuel Sanon, but then, the mission changed,” Charles said.
Arrest the new “mission” Moyes and appoint Sanon as president, The New York Times Reportedly, Charles did not elaborate on when the mission was changed to assassination or how Sanon could take control of the government.
On July 7, Moyes was shot dead by a “team of commandos” at his home in Port – Prince. To Washington Post. On Friday, Haiti asked the US to send troops to the country to protect its airport and vital infrastructure.
The announcement of Sanon’s arrest came just hours after FBI and Homeland Security officials arrived in Haiti on Sunday to discuss how the US could provide assistance.
Sanon has a YouTube channel with three political campaign videos since 2011, including discussions on Haitian politics To Forbes. In a video, “Dr. Christian Sanon – Leadership to Haiti, ”Sanon speaks of corruption in the country and presents himself as a capable leader.
He has lived in Florida for more than 20 years, from the Tampa Bay area to South Florida To Miami Herald. While most are inactive, public records show they owned more than a dozen businesses in the state, including medical services and real estate.