The Colombian authorities that help in the investigation of the assassination of the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, have confirmed this Monday that the head of security of the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Dimitri Hérard, made several trips to Colombia and other Latin American countries this year. are unknown.
Keys to understanding what happened in Haiti
“We learned through Interpol’s work team in Colombia that Commissioner Dimitri Hérard, head of the general security unit of the National Palace of Haiti, would have made trips to Ecuador, Panama and the Dominican Republic using Colombia as transit,” he said. in a press conference the director of the Colombian Police, General Jorge Luis Vargas.
Vargas added that they are trying to find out “what activities Commissioner Dimitri would be carrying out in these trips in Colombian territory”, from which 21 retired soldiers allegedly involved in the assassination come, and for that reason, Colombia has asked these countries to collaborate and provide the information at your disposal.
President Moise was assassinated in an assault on his residence located in the Pelerin neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, where the first lady, Martine Moise, who is receiving medical care in the United States, was also injured.
Contacts in Ecuador
According to General Vargas, all of Hérard’s trips took place this year, the first of them on January 19 from the Dominican Republic to Bogotá, from where he traveled to Ecuador the next day. On February 1, he made the return trip following the same route and between May 22 and 29 he made the same trips between the Dominican Republic and Ecuador, always with stops in Bogotá, the policeman said when explaining some of those movements.
General Vargas has made it clear that the investigation is in the hands of the Haitian authorities and that Colombia’s work is one of accompaniment and collaboration. “The investigation into the murder of the president of Haiti is carried out by the Haitian judicial authorities. Colombia is cooperating in what they require; the Haitian judicial apparatus is independent and autonomous,” the official assured at the press conference, in which he also Defense Minister Diego Molano was there.
The director of the Police has also revealed that there are not two, but three, the Colombian ex-military dead and 18 those captured after the assassination. “Through coordination with the Interpol office in Haiti, we have identified 21 Colombians, three of them dead, the figure rises by one, and 18 captured, for a total of 21,” he said.
Company in Miami
The investigation has also been extended to the company CTU Security, which is based in Miami (USA), because with a credit card from that company, 19 air tickets were purchased with which retired Colombian soldiers traveled to the Dominican Republic.
According to the CTU Security website, the company sells security equipment and also offers protection services for people and organizations from companies to schools, private investigation and dog training.
“We have managed to establish here in Colombia some communication links between Mr. Germán Rivera García and Mr. Duberney Capador with the CTU Security company based in Miami,” he explained. Germán Rivera García is a retired Colombian Army captain who is among those detained by the Haitian Police, while Duberney Capador left the institution with the rank of Deputy First Sergeant and is one of the three killed in Haiti.