Jan 15, 2022 - World

Jamaica arrests Haitian politician sought in Moïse's assassination

An aerial view shows a street market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 29, 2021
An aerial view shows a street market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 29, 2021. Photo: Ricardo Arguengo/AFP via Getty Images

The former Haitian senator sought in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse was arrested in Jamaica on Saturday, AP reports.

Driving the news: Other people were arrested along with former Sen. John Joël Joseph, but their connections to the case remain unclear, Jamaica Police superintendent Stephanie Lindsay said, per AP.

  • "For more than one reason, we’re not sharing more information," Lindsay said.

The big picture: The arrests come after Jamaican authorities in late October arrested former Colombian soldier Mario Antonio Palacios Palacios in connection with Moïse's assassination, per AP.

Editor's note: This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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