Cetin Aksu

Charged: July 13, 2011
Affiliation
Hezbollah
State
New York
District
Southern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Perjury
  • Use, threats, or attempts to use weapons of mass destruction
  • Drug violations
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: August 21, 2012
Sentenced: September 04, 2014
Imprisonment
3 years
Other Sentence Details
forfeiture of $1,750,000
Released: September 16, 2014
Details
Cetin Aksu
  • Age
    58
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
Siavosh Henareh, an Iranian citizen; Bachar Wehbe, a Lebanese citizen; and Cetin Aksu, a Turkish citizen, conspired with undercover DEA informants to import heroin into the United States. As part of a sting, the DEA informants posed as affiliates of Hezbollah and said proceeds from the drug sales would fund the terrorist organization.