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Moldova: DU Smuggling Criminal Case Transferred to Court (update to case 20100080)

Abstract:

The Office of the Prosecutor General transferred the August 2010 uranium trafficking criminal case to court. Three persons will stand trial for an attempt to sell 1.8 kg of depleted uranium. According to the report, the suspects had been looking for a buyer for about a month; they hoped to sell it for EUR 9 million.

Abstract Number: 20110890
Headline: Moldova: DU Smuggling Criminal Case Transferred to Court (update to case 20100080)
Date: 24 August 2010
Bibliography: "Прокуратура Молдавии передала в суд дело о контрабанде урана [The prosecutor's office in Moldova, gave the court a case of smuggled uranium],"  ITAR-TASS, 3 February 2011, via www.integrum.ru
Case: 20100080
Material: Depleted Uranium, 1.8 kg

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This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.