Merchant of Death


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Merchant of Death

The sobriquet for Viktor Bout, a former Soviet officer convicted in the US for selling dangerous weaponry to the highest bidder in regions of prolific violence, including Rwanda, Angola and the Congo.
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Acelor, who also received a 15-year sentence, put them in touch with international weapons broker Sarkis Soghanalian, a Turkish-born Lebanese citizen and US resident whose long career supplying arms to ex-dictators like Nicaragua's Anastasio Somoza and Iraq's Saddam Hussein earned him the nickname the Merchant of Death.
NOTORIOUS arms dealer Viktor Bout - dubbed the Merchant of Death - has been arrested on an international drugs warrant.
The reputation of the 20- stone grandaddy of the Lib Dems is irreparably damaged over the exposure of his cosy relationship with a merchant of death.
A FORMER KGB major nicknamed the Merchant of Death has been at the centre of the global coltan business.
He has been form any years a merchant of death, flying arms in the late 1990s into Sierra Leone, Angola and the Congo.
The first graphic novel MERCHANT OF DEATH will release in Summer 2008, the same day as the ninth Pendragon.
The 17-stone merchant of death was jailed for 13 years this week for masterminding a heroin deal worth pounds 1.
Ex-KGB major Viktor Bout - known as the Merchant of Death - was picked up on a warrant issued by the American Drugs Enforcement Agency in New York and charged with trying to sell weapons to Colombian rebels.
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