Security service specialists detained in the Ternopol area of three citizens of Ukraine who tried to sell the container, previously, with plutonium for $10 million
As reported Liga.Net in a press - the SBU center, two regional business owners and the deputy of regional council were owners of the container.
Previously it is established that the container, which radiation by 250 times exceeds a natural radiation background, was made on one of the enterprises in the territory of the Russian Federation at the time of the USSR.
Case papers were transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine for carrying out pre-investigation check.
Concerning three participants of criminal group the prosecutor's office of the Ternopol area brought criminal case on signs of the crime provided by h. 3 Art. 265 of the Criminal code of Ukraine which prescribes punishment from 8 to 15 years of imprisonment.
The container with radioactive material is transferred to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine for carrying out examination at the state enterprise "Radon".
Thus in a press - the SBU center noted that this radioactive material can be used in the terrorist purposes for creation so-called "a dirty bomb".