USA v. Bouterse, Dino
[SDNY] Dino Bouterse, a citizen of Suriname who also headed the country's Counter-Terrorism Unit, was charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to Hizballah, a designated terrorist organization. Bouterse and a second defendant were earlier charged with conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, and Bouterse was also charged with carrying, and brandishing a rocket launcher during, and in relation tom the cocaine importation conspiracy. Bouterse was arrested in Panama on August 29, 2013, and arrived in the United States on August 30, 2013. He pleaded guilty to attempting to support Hizballah, narcotics trafficking, ad firearms offenses in August 2014 and was sentenced to over 16 years in prison.