On Sunday, National police chief Leon Charles announced Christian Emmanuel Sanon,63, was arrested for allegedly recruiting the mercenaries as their mission would be to protect him.
Sanon landed in Haiti on a private jet in early June with "political objectives," Charles said. The team Sanon hired was recruited through South Florida firm CTU Security.
"He arrived by private plane in June with political objectives and contacted a private security firm to recruit the people who committed this act," the police chief told reporters, noting that the firm was a U.S.-based security company.
But the team's mission quickly changed when they were given new orders to arrest Moïse.