Desert Invasion - U.S.
Radioactive Material Smuggled Across Border
By Staff writers, KFox TV
March 27, 2006
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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