Foreign 'mercenaries' who assassinated Haiti President Jovenel Moïse paraded by gun cops in back of pick-up after arrest

TWO foreign "mercenaries" suspected of assassinating Haiti President Jovenel Moïse were paraded by gun cops in the back of a pick-up truck after their arrest today.

Dramatic footage shows security forces detaining two more of the men suspected of the brutal killing Moïse at his family home in the early hours of Wednesday.




The men, pictured holding hands and wearing clothes covered in dust, were taken to a police station in Petion-Ville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Times reports.

The footage, published by multiple Haitian media outlets, shows crowds of people lining the streets as the two men were escorted by three gun cops.

A dozen men on motorbikes with cameras were pictured following the truck.

Police seized three firearms during the arrest, according to reports.

Cops have already gunned down four suspects and arrested two in a fierce gun battle after Moïse was "riddled with 12 bullets" during the armed assault on his home at 1am local time, officials said.

The former head of state was found laying on his back with 12 large wounds and one eye "gouged out", magistrate Carl Henry Destin told local media.



Destin said a maid and a boy on duty were tied up by a group of armed commandos who shouted "DEA operation" as they entered the property.

The gunmen, who Haitian officials claim are "foreign mercenaries" who spoke a mix of Spanish and English with an American accent, ransacked the president's office and bedroom.

Moïse's daughter, Jomarlie, survived by hiding in her brother's room.

Speaking to Haitian media, Destin said the president was found "lying on his back, with blue pants, a white shirt stained with blood, his mouth open, his left eye gouged out" and with "twelve orifices".

"We saw a bullet impact at the level of his forehead, one in each nipple, three at the hip, one in the abdomen," he added, stressing the bullet holes were made by a "large caliber weapon and with 9 mm projectiles”.

Police chief Leon Charles said his men "blocked" the group from leaving Moïse's compound and have been "battling" them ever since.



Interim Prime Minister Clause Joseph has declared a two-week "stage of siege", imposing martial law, which has seen the Caribbean nation's borders sealed and all flights out of Port-au-Prince halted.

Another official called the assassins "well trained professional commandos" and "foreign mercenaries" who carried high-powered guns and dressed in black, Fox News reports.

Video footage from the capital on Wednesday showed smoke billowing from several areas and sounds of gunfire.

And footage emerged appearing to show gunmen posed as DEA agents storming the politician's home before he was shot dead in front of his terrified wife.

The dramatic footage shows a series of cars rolling towards Moïse's house as other armed gang members follow on foot.

Just moments later he was gunned down in what has been branded a "hateful, inhumane and barbaric act".

The First Lady, Martine Moïse, is fighting for her life after being shot multiple times in the attack.

The 47-year-old has been flown to Florida and taken to Baptist Hospital in Miami for treatment, where she is in a stable but critical condition, according to NPR.

Haiti's ambassador to the US, Bocchit Edmond, said there was "no way" US drug agents carried out the bloody attack.

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