Estonia extradites to US man suspected of heroin trafficking

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia has extradited to the United States a man suspected of trafficking hundreds of kilograms of heroin to the New York area and using the profits to fund the Taliban.

The Baltic region’s main news agency BNS said Thursday that Haji Abdul Satar Abdul Manaf, who was detained in Tallinn on Oct. 9, was extradited to the U.S. on Wednesday.

Manaf, whose citizenship is unknown, has been sanctioned by the Treasury Department for attempting to import large quantities of heroin into U.S. and funneling the drug proceeds to the Taliban and the Haqqani terrorist network.

Estonian officials have said the U.S. Department of Justice had requested the Baltic nation to hand over an unidentified person, believed to be Manuf, charged with multiple accounts of criminal activity during 2012 to 2015.

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