' I was doing security work tied to Jovenel'
Former Navy SEAL among a group of eight men arrested earlier this week in Port-au-Prince on weapons charges says he was providing security work "for people who are directly connected to President Jovenel Moise.
"We were being used as pawns in a public fight between him and the current Prime Minister of Haiti," said Chris Osman, 44, in a post on Instagram Friday. "We were not released we were in fact rescued."
Osman was one of five Americans, two Serbs, and one Haitian who were stopped at a Port-au-Prince police checkpoint on Sunday while riding in two vehicles without license plates, according to police.
When questioned, police said the men who were carrying AR-15 rifles, pistols, various knives, satellite phones, and other tactical gear claimed they were on a "government mission" before being taken into custody.