Desert Invasion - U.S.

Radioactive Material Smuggled Across Border

By Staff writers, KFox TV

The Texas border remains at risk as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers allow radioactive material to get through.

A new report says undercover government investigators were able to slip radioactive material across the border in both Texas and Washington state during a test, late last year.

The investigators purchased a "small quantity" of radioactive materials from a commercial source, according to a Government Accountability Office report. But the material was enough to create two 'dirty bombs.'...

But CBP officers permitted the material to enter because they were tricked by counterfeit documents....

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