Alleged Russian arms dealer, Viktor Anatoljevich Bout, 41(C), is escorted by Thai commandos as he arrives Thai Royal Police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, 07 March 2008. Viktor Bout, dubbed the ‘Merchant of Death‘ one of the world’s most notorious weapons traffickers arrested in Bangkok on 06 March 2008 with arms dealing in Thailand.
The charges Bout faces in the US stem from a sting operation in which he and an accomplice agreed to sell weapons to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which is designated a terrorist organisation in the United States, police said
The Yuri Orlov the arms dealer in the movie Lord of War was loosely based on Viktor Bout.
Hat Tip: MP.net