PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti– Haiti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Claude Joseph, has written to Jamaica and Colombia to request the transfer of Mario Palacios – the suspect in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
Palacios, a Colombian who was also a military officer, was arrested during an operation in the central Jamaican parish of Manchester earlier this month.
He was the subject of an international arrest warrant,
In his letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson-Smith, Joseph requested mutual legal assistance to advance the probe into the assassination of President Moise at his private residence on July 7.
Moïse was tortured and shot multiple times, while his wife, Martine, was seriously injured.
According to the investigation, Palacios was part of the commando of four men who entered the President’s room to assassinate him.
Two of the members of this commando were later killed by the Haitian police in a clash; the other two, including Palacios, managed to escape.