Two Arrested for Attempting to Sell Uranium Isotope

Two Georgian citizens were arrested for attempting to sell radioactive Uranium 238, the State Security Service, Georgia’s domestic counter-intelligence agency, reported on March 13.

The Security Service said the two men were detained in the Black Sea coast town of Kobuleti in the Autonomous Republic of Adjara.

“These individuals were planning to sell 40.19 grams of radioactive material for USD 2.8 million,” the agency also noted, but specified neither the customer, nor the source of the uranium.

The State Security Service added that it is leading the investigation under article 230 of the Criminal Code, involving illegal handling and sale of radioactive materials. The suspects may face imprisonment from 5 to 10 years.

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