Dino Bouterse, director of Suriname's anti-terrorism unit, was arrested on Thursday in Panama by local authorities and turned over to US agents, said Preet Bharara, US attorney for the Southern District of New York.His arrest comes as his father, Desi Bouterse, himself convicted of drug offenses, hosts the annual UNASUR summit for leaders of South American countries.
It also charges him with violating firearms laws by brandishing a light anti-tank weapon during the narcotics offense.
The indictment says Bouterse was involved in smuggling a suitcase filled with 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of cocaine aboard a commercial flight from Suriname to the Caribbean in late July.
The tiny country of Suriname, which gained its independence from the Netherlands in the 1970’s is the least populous yet one of the most ethnically diverse countries in South America.
Amerindians, Creoles, Maroons (descendants of African slaves who escaped), Hindus, Javanese, Chinese, Dutch and other Europeans are part of the mix.
Mixed is sinds augustus 2004, dé datingsite waar vele Surinaamse vrouwen en mannen in contact komen met Nederlandse mannen en vrouwen en inmiddels is mixedmatches in Suriname zelfs een van de grootste datingsites geworden.