Four months into the investigation of Jovenel Moïse's assassination, despite 45 arrests there are still many loopholes in the case. REUTERS/Estailove St-Val

FORT LAUDERDALE — As Haitian businessman Samir Handal stood in front of three police officers scanning his passport at Istanbul Airport in Turkey last week, he rocked from side to side and looked around constantly. As though he knew he’d been caught. 

Moments later, police arrested Handal for allegedly being one of the masterminds behind the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Authorities linked Handal to the killing, saying another suspect, disgraced physician Emmanuel Sanon had lived in Handal’s home in Delmas 60, Port-au-Prince. 

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.