Haji Bagcho

1942 –

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Who is Haji Bagcho?

Hajji Bagcho Sherzai, also known as Haji Bagh Chagul or Haji Bagcho, is a convicted drug trafficker from Afghanistan who is currently serving 20 years to life in U.S. Federal prison. He is accused by the United States for having ties with the Taliban. He was convicted on March 13, 2012, by a jury in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia of conspiracy, distribution of heroin for importation into the United States and narco-terrorism.

It was alleged that Bagcho exported heroin to more than twenty different countries, including the United States. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years and a maximum of life in prison. On June 12, 2012, a sentencing hearing is scheduled before the Honorable Ellen Segal Huvelle in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

He is believed to have lived in the Marco village in Nangahar Province. He also owned a compound in Hayatabad, outside of Peshawar, Pakistan. He is married and has several children. His eldest son is believed to be named Sucha Gul.

In June 2009, Baghcho was arrested in Afghanistan and extradited to USA. Khadi Gul, his younger brother, denied that Bagcho had ever provided money to the Taliban.

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Born
1942
Nangarhar Province

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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