Colombian officers have stated that their investigation into their residents’ involvement within the assassination plot is concentrated on Germán Alejandro Rivera, a retired captain, who they are saying seems to have been a main contact for the U.S.-based recruiters.

Colombian consular officers nonetheless haven’t had entry to their detained residents, forcing them to depend on the data supplied by the Haitian authorities, Colombia’s deputy international minister, Francisco Echeverri, informed reporters on Monday.

However in keeping with studies within the Colombian media, citing the nation’s intelligence officers, Mr. Rivera informed Haitian prosecutors that he was amongst a bunch of seven retired Colombian troopers who entered the presidential residence on the night time of the assassination.

The studies don’t point out what function he or different Colombians might need performed within the assassination — however they add a layer of doubt to the already murky story and lift questions on how privy some members of the Colombian group might need been to the plot that unfolded within the first hours of July 7 and left Mr. Moïse useless and his spouse injured, however nobody else harm.

The thriller is confounded by the frequent stopovers that the top of Mr. Moïse’s presidential palace guard, Dimitri Hérard, made in Bogotá within the months earlier than the assassination. Mr. Hérard, who was educated in neighboring Ecuador, transited by way of town six instances this 12 months on his solution to different Latin American nations, spending no less than two days within the Colombian capital on no less than one event, Colombia’s protection minister stated throughout a information convention on Monday.

The recruitment of Colombians for the mission seems to have begun when Duberney Capador, a former soldier with 20 years of expertise on the pressure, acquired a name in April from a safety firm asking him to place collectively a bunch that may “shield essential individuals in Haiti,” stated his sister, Yenny Carolina Capador.

Mr. Capador, 40, had retired from the army in 2019 and was dwelling along with his mom on a household farm. He jumped on the alternative, stated his sister.