Most Haitian businessmen in Haiti have been engaging in money laundering. Jovenel Moise is not the first, the last or the only person who use their seemingly legal businesses as a way to clean drug money from the United States and Europe.
According to someone who have dealt with Mr. Moise and others – the new president had been involved in money laundering since at least 2002. According to the witness, President Moise used his legal business and many of its 14 bank accounts in Haitian banks in Haiti to launder drug money. Mr. Moise received between 15 to 20% of the money he laundered through his businesses. His water business started with drug money; and had been created for the sole purpose of money laundering.
President Jovenel Moise’s involvement in money laundering is the by-product of how Haiti in the last thirty years has become a favorite destination for Colombian cocaine and Haitian drug smugglers from the United States. From 1996 to 2013 hundred of thousands of kilos of cocaine made their way from Colombia to Haiti, to the United States.
In 2008 the US Drug enforcement agency (DEA) cracked down on many known drug dealers resulting in the arrest of many Haitians, Colombian and Dominican drug dealers. However, not banking institution ( Unibank, Sogebank, Socabank,to name a few has been investigated and close, nor one money launderer had been arrested, indicted or sent to prison, nor the likes oF Marc.A.ACRA ) indicted drug smuggler hiding under president Medina ‘s protection in DR),BOULOS(45 to 90 cars paid cash ) ,SHERIFF Abdalah (alleged money Launderer), Reynold Deeb ( allegedly money laundering, drug, ) etc. Money launderers are as guilty as the drug dealers.