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U.S. arrests a second suspect in the killing of Haitian President Moïse

an image of a suspect in the assassination of Haiti's president
Haiti National Police
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via Miami Herald
Rodolphe Jaar is the second suspect to be arrested in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.

A key suspect in the murder investigation of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was arrested Wednesday by federal agents in Miami after being escorted back to the United States by federal agents.

Rodolphe Jaar, a Haitian businessman who had been convicted of U.S. cocaine-trafficking charges a decade ago, was detained by Dominican authorities earlier this month after crossing into the country following months of hiding in neighboring Haiti.

The arrest of Jaar, known as “Dodof,” in the Dominican Republic came six months to the day after a hit squad allegedly made up of Colombian commandos, Haitian police officers and others piled into vehicles from Jaar’s home in Petionville and drove to the president’s nearby residence to carry out his assassination.

Read more from our news partner the Miami Herald