President-elect’s Ties to Suspected Narco-Trafficker ( MARC A ACRA ) Raises Eyebrows



President-elect’s Ties to Suspected Narco-Trafficker Raises Eyebrows

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – President-elect Jovenel Moise’s relationship with wealthy businessman Marc Antoine Acra is raising questions in Haiti because Mr. Acra is a prime suspect in a drug-trafficking case sparked by the 2015 seizure of 82 kilos of cocaine, 10 kilos of heroine; the largest haul ever by the Haitian National Police (PNH).

On Tuesday, January 17, the president-elect was questioned about his ties to Mr. Acra during a press conference marking his return to Haiti from a “private visit” to the Dominican Republic. Acra was not by the president-elect’s side during the presser but was a part of the delegation to the D.R., which in recent years has become the top route for narcotics trafficking.

President-elect Moise did not respond kindly to the questions by journalists, declaring that as President of the Republic he has the right to meet with any citizen he pleases. Mr. Moise showed a “hostility” and “arrogance” not before seen during the campaign, chimed Zenith FM political commentator Denel Sainton.

Other political actors, including civil society workers, such as the Director of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH), Pierre Esperance, have used the closeness of the president-elect’s relationship with a suspected narcotics trafficker, under investigation, to foreshadow an incoming administration that would not keep uphold the country to the rule of law and may interfere with the judiciary.

The questions surrounding Mr. Moise and Mr. Acra come days after the Central Financial Intelligence Unit (UCREF) and the Unit Combating Corruption (ULCC) had referred four reports to the district prosecutor in Port-au-Prince regarding Jovenel Moise and possibly money laundering connected to Acra’s auto dealership business.

The president-elect’s transition team, which did not inform the Haitian press of the trip to the Dominican Republic beforehand, lauded Marc Antoine Acra’s business acumen and said he was serving in a consultative role for crafting economic and trade policy for the upcoming administration.



1040 Biscayne Blvd Unit #4006

Miami, FL 33132 $ 401,470

Owner Name Marc Antoine Acra
Address 1040 Biscayne Blvd Unit #4006
City Miami
State FL
Zip Code 33132
Land Size sqft.
Appraised Value $401470
Assessed Value $401470
Legal Description Ten Museum Pk Residential Condo|unit 4006|und

1040 Biscayne Blvd Unit #4006 is a parcel of land located in Miami, FL and has a legal description provided by the local assessor of TEN MUSEUM PK RESIDENTIAL CONDO|UNIT 4006|UND. The account number for this parcel is MI-0132310621240.

This parcel is owned by Marc Antoine Acra .

The estimated market value of this property is $401470.

For more information regarding 1040 Biscayne Blvd Unit #4006 including construction details, assessments, previous owners, and sales data please look below.


Year Value
2015 $461690
2014 $461690
2013 $401470


Construction Details

Living Area 1123 sq/ft
Year Built 2007

Building Attributes

Bathroom Count 2
Bedroom Count 2
Building Actual Area 1123
Building Base Area 1123
Building Effective Area 1123
Building Gross Area -1
Building Heated Area 1123
Dor Code 0407
Dor Description Residential – Total Value : Condominium – Residential
Encoded Folio And Tax Year J1coeydnmm%2bicfajdb6tljakk%2bwkrkmdjijfbsgmcb0%3d
Floor Count 0
Folio Number 01-3231-062-1240
Half Bathroom Count 1
Hx Base Year 0
Lot Size 0
Municipality Miami
Neighborhood 0
Neighborhood Description Unclassified Neighborhood
Parent Folio 01-3231-062-0001
Percent Homestead Capped 0
Plat Book
Plat Page 70
Primary Zone 6401
Primary Zone Description Commercial
Show Current Values Flag N
Status Ac Active
Subdivision 013231062
Subdivision Description Ten Museum Pk Residential Condo
Unit Count 1
Year Built 2007

Recent Sales

Owner Name Sale Date Sale Price
11/1/2007 $563000

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