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Former DEA agent Tom Pasquarello who played a major role in bringing arms dealer Viktor Bout to justice thinks Russia got the upper hand in the Brittney Griner prisoner swap.

“I’m kind of in disbelief that someone with the potential to orchestrate arms deals that can kill Americans anywhere in the world would be traded for a prisoner,” Pasquarello told Yahoo! Sports.

“We couldn’t even get two people for the world’s most notorious weapons trafficker, for a man who has been responsible for more carnage and blood diamonds and insurrections and threats to democracy than anyone else in the world. How is that a negotiation? That’s like a free deal.”