HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Merchant Of Death" Arms Dealer Arrested

Thai police arrested perhaps the world's most notorious arms dealer, Viktor Bout, on Thursday after a sting operation in which US agents posed as Colombian rebels seeking an arsenal of modern weapons.

The former Russian air force pilot now faces extradition to the United States, where New York prosecutors have formally charged him and an associate with conspiring to sell millions of dollars in arms to terrorists.

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