Alwar Pouryan

Charged: February 07, 2011
Affiliation
Taliban
State
New York
District
Southern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Possession, use, or threatened use of missile systems designed to destroy aircraft
  • Funding terrorists
  • Material support
  • Drug violations
FISA Notification
No
Found Guilty: April 18, 2013
Sentenced: September 24, 2013
Imprisonment
25 years
Details
Alwar Pouryan
  • Age
    46
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
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. Alwar Pouryan, a U.S. citizen who lived in Phoenix and at one point owned a pizzeria there, was an accomplice to the plot.
Current Location
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  • Texarkana
  • texarkana, TX
  • Low Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution