Viktor Bout
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Viktor Bout guilty of Colombian rebel arms deal

A former Soviet military officer has been found guilty in a New York court of attempting to sell heavy weapons to a Colombian terror group.

Prosecutors said Viktor Bout, 44, who has been dubbed the merchant of death, stood to make millions from supplying weapons to the group.

The defence argued Bout had only wanted to sell two cargo planes.

Laura Trevelyan reports.

  • 03 Nov 2011
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