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11-28-2007, 03:32 PM
Three Arrested Radioactive Sale Bid

More than 2 pounds of radioactive material was seized by Slovakian police.

Nov. 28, 2007 —

The Slovakian police today arrested three people for trying to sell more than 2 pounds of radioactive material, a police spokesman told ABC News.

The radioactive material was seized near the border of Ukraine, between Slovakia and Hungary, Slovakian police spokesman Martin Korch said. He did not know the type of radioactive material seized, and the police did not reveal any information about the alleged intended buyer.

Specialists were examining the radioactive material, which the three were trying to sell for $1 million, said Korch.

Two of the suspects were arrested in eastern Slovakia, the other in Hungary, Korch told ABC News. He did not identify their nationalities.

Slovak and Hungarian police have been working together on the case for several months, Korch said.

ABC News' Dragana Jovanovic and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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11-29-2007, 12:41 PM
It's a pretty short article. Has the VP of Slovak Police ever worked with nuclear or other "terrorist" materials before?