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Five men arrested in Mexican radioactive material theft

Mexican authorities have formally arrested five men suspected of stealing a truck carrying highly radioactive material in a theft that caused international alarm, an official said. A federal judge on Sunday ordered the five suspects held for 40 days on allegations of theft through organized crime and illegally transporting hazardous…

Russia says seized radioactive material en route to Iran

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian customs service said on Friday it had seized radioactive material found in the luggage of a passenger bound for Tehran at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport. The service said in a statement that tests showed the material was a radioactive isotope which could be obtained only…