Bout taken out of Bangkok prison
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Extradition of 'arms dealer' Viktor Bout goes ahead

Alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout is on his way to the United States from Thailand after being extradited.

He was flown out of Bangkok shortly after the Thai cabinet backed the extradition request after months of legal wrangling.

Mr Bout was arrested by US agents posing as Colombian Farc rebels after he allegedly tried to sell them weapons in a Bangkok hotel in 2008.

Vaudine England reports from Bangkok.

  • 16 Nov 2010
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