Viktor Bout guilty of arms deal

BBC News

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 called 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.

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