Suspected arms dealer flown to US

 BBC News


Alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout is on his way to the United States from Thailand after being extradited to face charges of conspiring to sell weapons.

The Russian national was flown out of Bangkok after the Thai cabinet backed the US extradition request after months of legal wrangling.

Mr Bout was arrested in Bangkok in 2008 after allegedly trying to sell weapons to agents posing as Colombian rebels.

Russia’s foreign minister has called the extradition a "glaring injustice".

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