December 4th, 2013
12:12 PM ET

Truck with radioactive material stolen

A pair of thieves in Mexico may have stolen more than they bargained for when they targeted a truck this week.

The stolen vehicle was carrying a delicate cargo - a radioactive element used for medical purposes, but one that can be used to make a so-called dirty bomb.

The International Atomic Energy Agency announced the theft Wednesday.

Mexican authorities told the IAEA that the truck, which was transporting the cobalt-60 teletherapy source from a hospital in Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage center, was stolen Monday in Tepojaco, near Mexico City.

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  1. chrissy

    Amen @ saywhat. Nelson Mandela was one of the most kindest caring men the world has ever known. The world would not be the same without him and im sure he will walk with the angels! God bless!

    December 5, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    That's Jive Turkey to you. Thank you veddy much.

    December 6, 2013 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Quack,quack @Rupert.

    December 6, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
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