Dino Bouterse

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Dino Bouterse
Born Dino Delano Bouterse
(1972-09-27) 27 September 1972 (age 45)
Steenwijk, Netherlands
Nationality Surinamese
Relatives Dési Bouterse

Dino Delano Bouterse (born 27 September 1972) is the son of the president of Suriname, Dési Bouterse. The former head of the Suriname Anti-Terrorist Unit, he is currently serving a 16-year sentence in the United States after being convicted in Manhattan, New York, on charges of drug smuggling and trying to help Hezbollah set up a base in Suriname and Latin America.

In July 2003, Bouterse was arrested on charges of large-scale theft of weapons in Suriname, when he attempted to enter Curaçao, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, under a false passport.[1][2] He was sentenced in 2005 to eight years imprisonment for international drug and arms trafficking.[3]

On August 29, 2013, Bouterse was arrested by the DEA in Panama while traveling on a diplomatic passport. He was extradited to the United States and taken to New York City, where the U.S. attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara, sought and obtained a 16-year prison sentence.


  1. ^ (in Dutch) "Dino Bouterse aangehouden op Curaçao", Trouw, 2003.
  2. ^ (in Dutch) "Dino Bouterse aangehouden op Curaçao", de Volkskrant, 2003.
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Iwan Brave, "Dino De 'Drugsdief'?", Brainwave's vergaarbak, 2007.