Nuclear smuggling suspects arrested on Slovakia-Hungary border
Police in Slovakia and Hungary last week arrested three people on suspicion of smuggling radioactive material. Police say it was enriched uranium which the suspects were trying to sell for one million dollars. Two were arrested in eastern Slovakia and a third in Hungary. It's not the first time nuclear materials have turned up in the wrong hands in Central Europe. In 2003, police in the Czech Republic arrested two Slovaks in a sting operation in the city of Brno after they allegedly sold undercover officers natural depleted uranium for almost three quarters of a million dollars.
The great fear is that illegal nuclear materials smuggled out of eastern Europe will be used in a so-called "dirty bomb". Report from Austria's John Cummins spoke to John Eldridge from Jane's Nuclear and asked him - how significant is the nuclear material confiscated by police?