Four Russians sentenced for smuggling radioactive sources across the Russian-Kazakh border

Abstract:

On 23 January 2008, the city court in Kurgan, Russia, found four Russian citizens – Vladimir Vasilyev, Vladimir Egorov, Valentin Sumarokov, and Anatoliy Kashlev – guilty of contraband and sentenced them to prison terms ranging from 7 to 10 years. In the spring of 2006, the individuals smuggled through the Russian-Kazakh border a container with 9 radionuclides, including iridium, cobalt, radium, promethium, and europium, in 2006. However, the perpetrators were apprehended by the law enforcement authorities before they were able to sell the materials. This case will be updated. {Entered 01/29/08 PT}

Abstract Number:  20080020
Headline:  Four Russians sentenced for smuggling radioactive sources across the Russian-Kazakh border
Date:  23 January 2008
Bibliography:  "V Kurganskoi oblasti chetvero rossiyan osujdeny na sroki ot 7 do 10 let za kontrabandu radioaktivnykh veschestv," 24 January 2008, Integrum Techno, www.integrum.ru.
Orig. Src.:  ITAR-TASS, www.itar-tass.com.
Material:  Radioactive isotopes

January 23, 2008
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