Georgian Authorities Prevent Smuggling of Ir-192 to Turkey
In April 2011, Georgian authorities seized an unknown quantity of Ir-192 held in possession by two unidentified smugglers. The material was detected at an unidentified location by the mobile detection system deployed with the help of the United States. The smugglers intended to transport the material to Turkey and sell it there for $5 million.
Abstract Number: 20110090
Headline: Georgian Authorities Prevent Smuggling of Ir-192 to Turkey
Date: February 2011
Bibliography: "Nuclear security in a new age," The Philadelphia Inquirer, 4 September 2011, http://articles.philly.com
Author: John Shiffman
This material is produced independently for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, or agents. Copyright © 2011 by MIIS.
This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.
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