Maroune Saade

Charge Date: Tue Mar. 22, 2011
Investigation Type(s):Sting
Charges:Drug violations, Funding terrorists, Material support for terrorists, Obtaining missiles to destroy airplanes
Outcome:Case pending
Convictions: None
State:New York
Alleged Affiliation:Taliban

Saade, along with Francis Ahissou, Martin Bouraima, Corneille Dato, and Walid Nasr, were arrested in a DEA drugs and weapons sting. Two undercover sources posing as Taliban representatives allegedly approached the men in Ghana to broker a deal involving cocaine and heroin to fund the Taliban. The defendants also allegedly agreed to sell surface-to-air missiles.

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