Car with nuclear cargo denied entry
From Times Wire Reports
June 20, 2007
Georgian customs officers sent a car carrying a mixture of plutonium and beryllium back into Azerbaijan after foiling an attempt to smuggle the materials over the border, Georgian television reported.
Customs officials found the materials, which can be used in nuclear bombs, in what appeared to be a routine check as the car was driven over the border from Azerbaijan, the Imedi television station reported.
"Georgian customs detected a high level of radiation," Imedi reported.
Details were scant. Reports did not indicate the source of the materials, and Interior Ministry officials declined to comment.
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