Notorious Arms Dealer Finally Caught

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Viktor Bout was arrested in Thailand yesterday in a sting operation set up by the US. Charged with conspiracy to provide support to a terrorist organization, the FARC rebels in Colombia, he could be tried here. But Russian officials may also ask for extradition of the Russian arms dealer. Bout has sold arms to the Taliban, tyrants in Africa and other human rights abusers around the world. He's also been a sub-contractor for the US military and principal contractors like KBR and FedEx. That's according to reporter Douglas Farah, co-author of Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes and the Man Who Makes War Possible.

Credits

Guest:
Douglas Farah - IBI Consultants

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky