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A U.S. jury found former Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout guilty on Wednesday on charges he agreed to sell arms to people he thought were Colombian militants intent on attacking American soldiers.
The long awaited trial for the world’s most notorious weapons smuggler, Viktor Bout, will begin this morning at 10:00 am in the Federal Courthouse for the U.S. Southern District of New York. I’ll arrive early, before the TV journalists set up their cameras and the court reporters bound up the courthouse stairs to take their seats in the gallery.
A sudden plea agreement in a federal prosecution of a trio of international weapons dealers has heightened momentum in a case that could shed light on the illicit global arms trade, including irregularities in U.S.-backed shipments of assault rifles to Iraq
Men were arrested in sting operation in Colombia
A United States Customs agent was charged Thursday with trying to smuggle large quantities of drug money and guns through Atlanta’s busy airport in a case that led undercover federal investigators to millions of dollars’ worth of the drug Ecstasy
A port security initiative has led to the indictment of 10 people in an international drug smuggling ring, including six Miami longshoremen who used their access to unload the cocaine, heroin and marijuana, federal officials said Wednesday