- Jean Jonas
ED One to face new narcotics charges in the United States
Jean Eliobert Jasmin, also known as “ED One, has been brought once again to the United States to face new narcotics charges.
This time, ED One, who was taken into custody on Thursday, is facing narcotics charges in federal court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He’s accused of conspiring with two Haitian police officers to smuggle cocaine from Colombia through Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas into the United States.
Over his lifetime, Jean Eliobert Jasmin, 59, has gained a notorious reputation in the U.S. war on drugs. But Jean he did not leave the drug trade, according to new charges filed by federal prosecutors in Milwaukee. ED One was arrested by Haitian National Police on Oct. 28, 2020, with 83 kilograms of cocaine in Gressier, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. He was jailed and later released.
Then last month, he was arrested in a sting operation in Petion-ville by the Haitian National Police’s anti-drug trafficking unit. Jean Eliobert Jasmin was expelled by Aristide in 2003, the year before the president’s ouster.
The following year, Jasmin pleaded guilty in Miami federal court to two counts of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, following charges in separate indictments out of Miami and Brooklyn.