US prosecutors have filed fresh charges against Viktor Bout in a bid to have him extradited from Thailand. The suspected arms trafficker is believed to have sold weapons to the FARC, Taliban, al Qaeda and various African warlords.
By Thijs Bouwknegt
The new indictment against Bout contains nine charges, including conspiracy, money laundering and wire fraud for allegedly trying to hide millions in profits from arms dealing. Bout is also accused of trying to buy planes from two Florida aviation companies in 2007, said US Attorney Preet Bharara.