What's really bizarre is that Bouterse isn't even the worst government official in his family. That honor goes to his other son, Dino. As the head of the country's anti-terrorism efforts, Dino should've been the scourge of terrorists, but instead he tried to become their landlord. In 2013, some friendly Mexican cartel kingpins introduced Dino to representatives of Hezbollah. Dino pitched them a plan wherein he would Airbnb out a military base for them to train "30-60" new militants at for the low, low price of $2 million. This was a deal he was very proud of, since evidence later showed he texted "we hit the jackpot" to some buddies in the middle of the negotiations.
Except Dino never met with any Hezbollah leaders, or cartel bosses for that matter. Everyone at those meetings except for him was working for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. They even goaded him into throwing rocket launchers, explosives, and drugs into the deal, just to rack up more charges. But before they could get him on tape promising Hezbollah a death ray, Dino was arrested and extradited to the U.S., where he's currently serving a modest 16-year sentence after a judge decided that his whole schtick was so pathetic that it couldn't possibly count as inciting actual terror.