FBI foils smugglers’ plot to sell nuclear material to Isis
Investigation finds that Russian-linked gangs specifically targeted the extremist group
Smuggling gangs with suspected Russian links tried to sell nuclear material to Islamic extremists from Isis, an investigation has found.
In the backwaters of Moldova, authorities working with the FBI interrupted four attempts in the past five years by the gangs that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press news agency learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from Isis.
The smuggler, Valentin Grossu, offered the supply of cesium to what he thought was an Isis representative in exchange for €2.5 million, according to the investigation. The representative was in fact an informant.
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