Smugglers Tried to Sell Nuclear Material to ISIS: AP Investigation

October 7, 2015 8:19 AM

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Smugglers Tried to Sell Nuclear Material to ISIS: AP Investigation

CHISINAU, Moldova — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned.

The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from ISIS.

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