Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan, has confirmed that an alleged co-conspirator of the son of the Suriname’s President, Desi Bouterse, who has appeared on cocaine smuggling charges in the US, has been arrested in Trinidad, and will be sent to New York to face prosecution.
AG Ramlogan said Edmund Quincy Muntslag, who along with Dino Bouterse (the President’s son) was named in an indictment in a federal court in the Southern District of New York, is wanted in the US on drug trafficking charges.
Muntslag was arrested in Trinidad last week Thursday, while Bouterse was arrested in Panama, also last week Thursday.
According to a statement from the US Attorney’s Office, Muntslag travelled to Suriname on July 25th to arrange the transport of ten kilos of cocaine to the US.
On July 27th, the indictment alleges, Bouterse “caused a suitcase containing ten kilos of cocaine to be transported from Suriname to the Caribbean on board a commercial flight.
Muntslag was then arrested in Trinidad and charged with drug trafficking.
Muntslag’s arrest is said to be part of an international ‘‘sting’’ operation led by the US government in collaboration with AG Ramlogan’s office and Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams.