Dubbed the "Merchant of Death", alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout was thought to be one of the most prolific gun runners and sanction busters in the world. Following a manhunt that lasted for almost a decade, he was finally arrested in Bangkok in March 2008.
Tom Mangold reports for This World on the undercover operation to find Viktor Bout, masterminded by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
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