Colombian wanted in Haiti assassination to be extradited from Jamaica -Colombia police


FILE PHOTO: Presidential honor guards stand by the coffin of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise, who was shot dead earlier this month, during the funeral at his family home in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, July 23, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Jamaica will extradite a former Colombian military member implicated in the assassination of former Haiti President Jovenel Moise to Port-au-Prince, Colombia's police chief said on Friday.

Mario Antonio Palacios, 43, was arrested in Jamaica, Haitian authorities said, describing him has "very dangerous."

Palacios is accused by Haitian authorities of forming part of a mercenary group that assassinated Moise in July during an assault on his private residence, during which his wife was also injured.

"In Colombia there is no investigation against this person," Colombia's national police chief General Jorge Vargas said, adding that an Interpol red notice "arrived from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where they seek the capture of this person."

Vargas gave no further details of Palacios' capture.

Moise was assassinated in his home on July 7 by an armed group which included 26 Colombians and two Haitian-Americans, authorities of the Caribbean nation say.

Eighteen Colombians have been detained in Haiti, and three were killed by police.

(Reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta; Writing by Oliver Griffin; Editing by David Gregorio)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In World

Greece asks faithful to be COVID-clear to attend church
Lithuania says Belarus will keep testing West, urges NATO rethink
Former Cambodian prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh has died - information minister
Taiwan reports 27 Chinese air force planes in air defence zone
Moscow says 27 Russian more diplomats due to leave U.S. in January
Swiss voters look set to back COVID-19 response plan
French minister heads to Caribbean territories to defuse tensions
Dutch set to announce findings on Omicron cases among S.Africa travellers
Czech president appoints Petr Fiala as prime minister
Austria reports first suspected case of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Others Also Read


Vouchers