Thieves Rob Truck Carrying Deadly Radioactive Material

Posted: Dec 5 2013, 3:40am CST | by , in News | Other Stuff

 
Thieves rob truck carrying deadly radioactive material

Don't Miss: This How to find Fingerlings in Stock

A truck heist in Mexico goes wrong as the thieves were exposed to a deadly radioactive material instead.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed that a potentially dangerous radioactive material was stolen in Mexico on December 2. Apparently the yet to be identified thieves did not plan on stealing the cobalt-60 material, which had been transported from a hospital in the city of Tijuana, Mexico.

The truck carrying the radioactive material was heading to a radioactive waste storage center in Tepojaco. Thieves seized the vehicle when it stopped at a gas station in Temascalapa, some 35 kilometers northeast of Mexico. Hijacking of trucks is rampant in Mexico.

The police are suspecting that the thieves had no idea what they had stolen since the radioactive material was already removed from its protective case. The robbers were believed to be exposed to the lethal radiation.

Mexico's Comisión Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (CNSNS) said that the radioactive material, cobalt-60, is an ingredient that can be used to build dirty bombs.

Source: Reuters

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem


Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News

Comments

The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/21" rel="author">Gene Ryan Briones</a>
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.

 

 

Advertisement

comments powered by Disqus