Report: Gunmen Steal Radioactive Device From Mexican Research Lab
shtfplan.com / Mac Slavo / June 14th, 2014
Amid the tense security situation created by thousands of illegal immigrants compromising the southern border of the United States, Mexican officials say that a radioactive device has been stolen from a government research facility.
The device containing cesium-37 and americium-beryllium was housed at the National Construction Laboratory located in Tultitlan just north of Mexico City, reports Fox News Latino.
The theft, which involved an unknown number of armed gunmen storming the research building, has left the Mexican government scrambling. “We have the report regarding the theft of this material and the alerts and protocol we follow in these cases have already been implemented,” said Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong in an address to law enforcement officials.
Mexico’s federal government has distributed alerts to law enforcement officials in Mexico City and surrounding regions.
READ MORE“Handling the material without proper safeguards or spending an extended period in close proximity to the radioactive substances could result in temporary health problems, according to the bulletin.”