US Embassy says son of Suriname president arrested
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A US Embassy spokeswoman says the son of Suriname's president has been arrested.
Virginia Elliott said on Friday that more information would soon be released on the arrest of Dino Bouterse. She declined comment on local media reports that Bouterse was arrested by US officials in Panama.
The arrest comes as Suriname hosts the annual Unasur summit for leaders of South American countries.
Bouterse is the son of Desi Bouterse, a former coup leader and convicted drug trafficker elected president in 2010.