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Bashkortostan customs officials detained illegal thermonuclear generator

Accidents/Crime

UFA, 20 April 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Olga Murtazina/.

Employees of the Bashkortostan Customs prevented illegal export of thermonuclear generator to Kazakhstan. Violators intended to take advantage of absence of customs control at the border and export duty free a neutron generator containing "Tritium" radioactive isotope to the neighbouring state.

The officers of the Customs Service established that in 2012 suspects delivered six similar devices, "saving" more than 5 million rubles on non-payment of fees.

"The equipment is covered by the" List of Dual-Use Materials" and "Technologies Used for Nuclear Purposes List". Import and export of such goods is carried out only under license of the Federal Service for Technical and Export Control. A criminal case is initiated investigated by the Federal Security Service Directorate in Bashkortostan", the Bashkortostan Customs reports.

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