Uranium smuggled in carrier bag
Khintsagov was able to keep it in the bag in his pocket because uranium does not emit much radiation. He was jailed for ten years after the sting last summer.
The operation was set up by Georgian officials investigating smuggling rings in two of its breakaway border regions Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Georgian interior minister Vano Merabishvili said he was ugg australia releasing the details now because Russia had failed to co operate in the case.
Georgia efforts to trace the nuclear material and confirm whether Khintsagov had access to more have foundered as a result, he added.
The arrest highlights concerns about terrorists acquiring nuclear bombmaking material on the black market.
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