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Who Is Viktor Bout?

Who is Viktor Bout? 04:15

Who is the "Merchant of Death"? His name is Viktor Bout, and U.S. government officials say he is the world's most notorious arms dealer. Courted by drug lords and dictators, Bout was a threat to the U.S., officials say, because of his ability to arm terrorists targeting the United States.

Watch Armen Keteyian's full report.

In this week's "60 Minutes" report, CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian tells the dramatic story of Bout's capture. In this video, Keteyian sits down with "60 Minutes Overtime" editor Ann Silvio to talk about Bout and how a steak dinner made his capture possible.

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