Radioactive Material Seized on Georgian-Armenian Border
Georgian border guards detained an Armenian citizen with radioactive material at the Sadakhlo border post on the Georgian-Armenian border, Kavkasia-Press reported on 13 March 2004. The report did not identify the radioactive material. According to Shalva Londaridze, head of the Border Agency Press Office, the Border Agency has opened an investigation into the incident.
[The United States announced in 2003 that it would provide assistance for building the Sadakhlo border post and other border posts in Georgia. See "New Border Guard Facility at Georgia-Azerbaijani Border Opens with U.S. Assistance" in the June 2003 NIS Export Control Observer for more information.]
Abstract Number: 20040090
Headline: Radioactive Material Seized on Georgian-Armenian Border
Date: 13 March 2004
Bibliography: FBIS Document CEP20040313000063
Orig. Src.: Kavkasia-Press
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