Bout extradition on hold

A Thai court dismissed a request to drop new charges against Viktor Bout, delaying the extradition of the suspected arms dealer to the United States.

Under heavy security and wearing a bulletproof vest Viktor Bout, center, an alleged Russian arms smuggler, arrives Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at a Bangkok criminal court for a crucial hearing that could finally determine if he will be extradited to the United States. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

Under heavy security and wearing a bulletproof vest Viktor Bout, center, an alleged Russian arms smuggler, arrives Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at a Bangkok criminal court for a crucial hearing that could finally determine if he will be extradited to the United States. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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