U.S. Says Suriname President's Son Wanted to Host Hizbullah

(Reuters) David Ingram - Dino Bouterse, a son of Suriname President Desi Bouterse, invited people he thought were from Hizbullah to set up a base in his country to attack Americans in exchange for an initial payment of $2 million, U.S. prosecutors said Friday. Dino Bouterse held a senior counterterrorism post in Suriname, but was arrested in Panama in August and sent to New York to face charges of smuggling cocaine into the U.S. According to an indictment, U.S. authorities recorded conversations Bouterse had with at least one U.S. agent who posed as a member of Hizbullah.

2013-11-12 00:00:00

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