Suriname president's son jailed in US for Hezbollah 'plot'

Men wave Hezbollah flags in Baghdad on July 25, 2014A New York court sentenced the son of the president of Suriname to more than 16 years in prison Tuesday for attempting to support Hezbollah, considered a terrorist organization by the United States. Dino Bouterse, who worked in a Suriname counterterrorist unit, had previously also pleaded guilty to conspiring to import five kilos (11 pounds) of cocaine into the United States and admitted a firearms offense. The 42-year-old was arrested in Panama in August 2013 and extradited to the United States after a sting operation. Manhattan Attorney Preet Bharara said: “Dino Bouterse was supposed to oppose terrorism.

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