Francis Sourou Ahissou

Charged: February 08, 2011
Affiliation
Taliban
State
New York
District
Southern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Drug violations
  • Funding terrorists
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: May 02, 2013
Sentenced: August 07, 2013
Imprisonment
5 years and 6 months
Released: November 27, 2015
Details
Francis Sourou Ahissou
  • Age
    54
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Black
Two undercover agents posing as Taliban representatives approached a group of men in Ghana to make a drug trade. They asked for large amounts of cocaine and for safe houses in West Africa to store heroin, which would finance Taliban operations. The men agreed to sell the agents surface-to-air missiles. Francis Sourou Ahissou was a cocaine broker and transporter in West Africa who was introduced to the undercover agents by Saade to broker a cocaine purchase.