Austrian and Moldovan authorities have broken up an organized crime ring suspected of smuggling nuclear materials, the European police agency said Friday. Europol, which coordinated and supported the operation, said the ring was attempting to sell “radiological material to an army” for 3 million euros ($3.33 million). Europol said the material was purported to be uranium-235, an isotope that can be used as a fuel for nuclear power plants, or also in nuclear weapons, but that results were not yet available on whether it actually was. The ring was infiltrated by a Moldovan undercover agent, Europol said, but a spokesman said he could not specify which countries were involved and refused to comment further.
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