Radioactive material seized from Russian teacher

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 12:20 hrs

Moscow, March 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A college teacher was arrested after a large amount of radioactive substances was found at his home, Russia's interior ministry said Monday.

A total of 14 kg of "dangerous substances" were discovered in an apartment and garage belonging to the teacher, 35, whose name was not disclosed.

A criminal case has been opened on charges of "illegal handling of nuclear materials or radioactive substances", which carries a prison sentence of up to seven years.

The ministry, however, did not elaborate on the nature of the substances or their origin.

--IANS/RIA Novosti


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