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IPFS News Link • Mexico

Radioactive material that could be used for dirty bomb is STOLEN from a truck in Mexico -

  • Stolen from a government research facility in Mexico City
  • Third theft of radioactive material in Mexico since December
  • A group of armed men grabbed the device Sunday night

  • Mexican authorities have issued an alert for local officials to be on the lookout for an amount of radioactive material stolen by a group of armed thieves on Sunday night.

    The Interior Department says a pickup truck carrying the iridium was stolen and later found.

    But the pen-point-sized radioactive material has not been recovered.

    It is enclosed in a casing about the size of a pen, used in an industrial inspection device.