Thursday, September 6, 2012

A DEA Agent, An Undercover Sting And the Capture Of 'The Merchant Of Death'

Del Quentin Wilber a the Washington Post reports on the story of the DEA's capture of a notorious arms dealer.

The DEA agents sat day after day in their smoke-filled command post in a Bucharest police station, checking their phones and e-mails for confirmation that one of the world’s most notorious arms dealers was coming.

Their sting was an elaborate one, a ruse involving a multimillion-dollar weapons deal between their informants posing as rebels in Colombia and Viktor Bout, a legendary arms trafficker known as “The Merchant of Death.”

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