Powered by Blogger.

rss

Friday, 7 March 2008

Victor Bout Merchant of Death arrested

One of the world's most wanted illegal arms dealers, who allegedly supplied weapons to terrorist groups, was arrested at a hotel in Silom yesterday after slipping into the Thailand three months ago. Viktor Bout, 41, who goes by the alias Butt, a Russian national and former Soviet air force officer, was arrested at a restaurant on the 27th floor of the Sofitel hotel in Silom by a combined team of officers from the Crime Suppression Division and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The "Merchant of Death", regarded as the world's biggest illegal arms dealer was arrested by Thailand's police in Bangkok. Victor Bout, 41, a Russian who graduated from Moscow's Military Institute and known to be a Major in the KGB, is wanted for engaging in illegal arms trade in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South America, Europe, and selling arms and weaponry to the Taleban and Al Qaeda. He is also the most prominent foreign business man known to be breaking UN embargoes on arms sales to Bulgaria, Slovakia, Ukraine and Krygyzstan. Bout was arrested on the strength of a US warrant issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration.Victor Bout, who has the reputation as the "man who makes war possible", is believed to be the inspiration for Nicolas Cage's character in the 2005 film "Lord of War". In 2002, he evaded arrest stemming from a warrant issued by Belgium and interpol when he returned to Russia. The Russian Constitution protected him from extradition. He has also been investigated in several countries but has never been prosecuted for arms dealing. As implied in the movie, the illegal arms dealer is set free by the higher authorities of the very country that arrested him, primarily because these countries use him to sell arms to the enemies of their enemy in a war for wealth and profitable resources.
Bout speaks several languages and owns the largest private fleet of Soviet era cargo aircraft, obtained during the break-up of the Soviet Union.

It is chillingly possible that he has also obtained and sold some of the former USSR's nuclear weapons and ICBMs to countries that are at odds with the western powers. Bout has denied performing illegal acts. How this arrest and seizure of his cargo in Thailand will play out deserves scrutiny. Trade offs and back room deals to prevent information leaks about involvement of other countries and their officials in sanctioning arms selling, could conceal the brutal truth about these transactions and the bloody trail of death, destruction and misery it leaves behind. Bout could certainly be out of the picture, but someone from the same mold will take his place.

7 comments:

Coach Factory on 22 October 2014 at 03:20 said...

nike huarache, hollister, longchamp, nike roshe run, polo lacoste, michael kors, nike free, nike trainers, vanessa bruno, sac burberry, ralph lauren, michael kors pas cher, nike air max, nike tn, longchamp, converse pas cher, sac guess, sac louis vuitton, michael kors, new balance pas cher, vans pas cher, oakley pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, mac cosmetics, nike roshe, air max, polo ralph lauren, barbour, nike roshe run, timberland, north face, nike free pas cher, lululemon, hollister, hollister, vans shoes, north face, sac hermes, sac longchamp, louis vuitton uk, ray ban pas cher, air force, louis vuitton, abercrombie and fitch, sac louis vuitton, louboutin, hogan outlet, mulberry, nike blazer, abercrombie and fitch

Coach Factory on 22 October 2014 at 03:22 said...

p90x, ugg pas cher, babyliss pro, ghd, uggs outlet, air max, ugg boots, ferragamo shoes, canada goose, jimmy choo outlet, bottega veneta, canada goose uk, canada goose, asics running shoes, moncler outlet, reebok outlet, timberland boots, herve leger, celine handbags, marc jacobs, baseball bats, nfl jerseys, canada goose outlet, hollister clothing store, birkin bag, chi flat iron, canada goose, moncler, moncler, canada goose jackets, instyler, new balance shoes, ugg, ugg boots, beats by dre, rolex watches, wedding dresses, lululemon outlet, giuseppe zanotti, insanity workout, moncler, soccer shoes, north face jackets, ugg australia, valentino shoes, north face outlet, iphone 6 cases, mont blanc, mcm handbags, soccer jerseys

Coach Factory on 22 October 2014 at 03:23 said...

oakley sunglasses, louboutin, coach factory outlet, burberry outlet, louboutin outlet, burberry outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, longchamp handbags, louis vuitton outlet, prada handbags, louboutin shoes, tory burch outlet, michael kors outlet, coach outlet, longchamp handbags, chanel handbags, kate spade outlet, nike shoes, coach outlet store online, oakley sunglasses, jordan shoes, true religion jeans, christian louboutin shoes, louis vuitton handbags, longchamp outlet, coach purses, louis vuitton outlet, kate spade handbags, michael kors outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, prada outlet, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet, true religion outlet, nike free, gucci outlet, michael kors outlet, air max, tiffany and co, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet stores, air max, true religion jeans, oakley sunglasses cheap, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet

dong dong23 on 13 June 2016 at 03:47 said...

christian louboutin outlet
toms shoes
coach factory outlet
ray ban sunglasses
ray ban outlet
timberland boots
longchamp handbags
adidas shoes
nike sb
hollister clothing
michael kors outlet online
pandora jewelry
rolex submariner
michael kors outlet
polo ralph lauren
cheap ray ban sunglasses
polo ralph lauren
adidas stan smith
toms outlet
adidas shoes
oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet
christian louboutin outlet
ray ban sunglasses outlet
louis vuitton
toms outlet
hollister clothing
nike free run
michael kors outlet
michael kors handbags
coach outlet
coach factory outlet
michael kors purses
ray ban sunglasses outlet
nike basketball shoes
louis vuitton outlet
coach outlet store online clearances
kobe shoes 11
hollister kids
coach outlet
20166.13wengdongdong

GIL BERT on 31 May 2017 at 04:28 said...

christian louboutin outlet
polo outlet
new orleans saints jerseys
minnesota vikings jerseys
hermes belt
new york jets jerseys
nike free 5
instyler max 2
nike air huarache
nike trainers uk

raybanoutlet001 on 15 July 2017 at 07:42 said...

fitflops sale
snapbacks wholesale
nike roshe
michael kors handbags
mlb jerseys
michael kors outlet
colts jerseys
ugg outlet
gucci sito ufficiale
nike outlet

raybanoutlet001 on 12 August 2017 at 03:12 said...

ugg boots
pandora outlet
yeezy shoes
broncos jerseys
oakley sunglasses
jordan 4
michael kors handbags
coach bags
ecco outlet
nike huarache

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

van

Pageviews from the past week

van

Drug Enforcement automatically monitors news articles and blog posts tracking breaking news of arrests and drug incidents as they happen worldwide .These inter-active News Reports are followed as they develop. Giving you the chance to comment on breaking stories as they happen. Drug Enforcement alerts you to topics that are frequently linked to and commented upon in the world press. Someone is arrested every 20 seconds for a drug related offense !Readers are solely responsible for the content of the comments they post here. Comments are subject to the Blogspots terms and conditions of use and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or approval of the Drug Enforcement site. Readers whose comments violate the terms of use may have their comments removed or all of their content blocked from viewing by other users without notification.

Popular Posts

Latest Templates

FEEDJIT Live Traffic Map

Friend's Link

Blog Archive

 

Privacy Policy (site specific)

Privacy Policy (site specific)
Privacy Policy :This blog may from time to time collect names and/or details of website visitors. This may include the mailing list, blog comments sections and in various sections of the Connected Internet site.These details will not be passed onto any other third party or other organisation unless we are required to by government or other law enforcement authority.If you contribute content, such as discussion comments, to the site, your contribution may be publicly displayed including personally identifiable information.Subscribers to the mailing list can unsubscribe at any time by writing to info (at) copsandbloggers@googlemail.com. This site links to independently run web sites outside of this domain. We take no responsibility for the privacy practices or content of such web sites.This site uses cookies to save login details and to collect statistical information about the numbers of visitors to the site.We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to·not having this information used by these companies, click hereThis site is suitable for all ages, but not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years old.This policy will be updated from time to time. If we make significant changes to this policy after that time a notice will be posted on the main pages of the website.

Latest News

Add to Technorati Favorites
Site Specific Privacy Policy run in accordance with http://www.google.com/privacy.html
We can be reached via e-mail at
copsandbloggers@googlemail.com
For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes information of your browser, IP address, City/State/Country.
We collect only the domain name, but not the e-mail address of visitors to our Web page, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail.
The information we collect is used for internal review and is then discarded, used to improve the content of our Web page, used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor.
With respect to cookies: We use cookies to store visitors preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends.
With respect to Ad Servers: To try and bring you offers that are of interest to you, we have relationships with other companies like Google (www.google.com/adsense) that we allow to place ads on our Web pages. As a result of your visit to our site, ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address and clickstream information. For further information, consult the privacy policy of:
http://www.google.com/privacy.html
copsandbloggers@googlemail.com
If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above email address.