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Viktor Bout extradition delayed

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The expected extradition of the alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout has been delayed pending further legal procedures.

The 43-year-old who is dubbed “ The Merchant of Death” was due to leave Thailand for the US sometime today.

It is claimed Bout is one of the world’s most prolific traders in weapons, allegedly supplying dictators and conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East.

It has taken two years of Washington diplomacy to get this far, maintaining the Russian must answer four terrorism-related charges.