Mexico on HIGH ALERT after radioactive material ‘capable of creating DIRTY BOMB’ is stolen

This certainly isn’t the first time this has happened in Mexico, and certainly won’t be the last.

See the following articles for further information on other previous incidents:

Border Battle: TX agents now looking for terrorists smuggling radioactive material

The strange trend of Mexican thieves stealing radioactive material by accident

 

Mexico

Nine states were placed on high alert following the theft [Google]

 

THE MEXICAN government has placed nine states on high alert after radioactive material capable of creating a dirty bomb was stolen near the nation’s second largest city.

The Iridium 192, a potentially highly unstable material used in radiography equipment, was stolen on the outskirts of tourist hotspot Guadalajara.

Luis Felipe Puente‏, head of national emergency services, placed nine states on high alert after the material disappeared just half a day’s drive from the Texan border. Continue reading

Three Stolen Trucks With Radioactive Material Recovered in Mexico

If it hasn’t happened already, it’s only a matter of time before this type of material gets smuggled across the Mexican border into the U.S. and turned into a dirty bomb. Radioactive material has also been found in Mexico in 2014 and 2013.

 

Three trucks transporting Iridium-192 were found soon after they were stolen in the first such incident this year.

Mexican authorities found three trucks transoprting potentially deadly radioactive material shortly after they were stolen, the Associated Press reports, citing local officials. Continue reading