Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Uranium at Ukrainian border

A man with uranium has been arrested at the Ukrainian border:

Ukrainian border guards arrested a man trying to take nearly a pound of uranium into Hungary, border guard spokesman Yevheniy Bargman said. Guards arrested the driver of a van at the Tisa checkpoint after finding the material, he said.

It was unclear whether the uranium was in ore form or had been enriched for potential use in reactors or weapons. Bargman said the man told officials he was paid an unspecified amount by men at a nearby gas station to take the material into Hungary for use "by a dentist's office." It was unclear where the uranium originated.


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