The UK’s counterterrorism police and security services are investigating after a deadly shipment of uranium was seized at London’s Heathrow airport. This undeclared nuclear material could be used in making dirty bombs.
Our correspondent reported that it was originated from Pakistan and arrived in Oman on a flight destined for Iranian nationals in the UK.
There is a race on to find everyone involved, according to a source.
In the hold of a passenger jet, a package suspected of being smuggled to UK-based Iranians was discovered.
Special scanners detected the potentially lethal uranium as it was transported to a freight shed, triggering alarms.
The unregistered shipment was isolated in a radioactive room by border control agents.
The anti-terror police were alerted, and a security investigation was launched to find the people involved.
According to our UK correspondent, it originated in Pakistan and arrived at Terminal 4 on an Oman Air jet from Muscat.
The material was destined for mystery recipients at an Iranian firm with UK premises. No arrests have been made yet.
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