Polish woman with radioactive material not on any 'black list'

A Polish woman who was arrested on Monday after she attempted to transport radioactive isotope radium is not on any Interpol warrants or any available 'black lists', however, police are continuing to conduct checks related to this case even though the quantity of radium discovered does not pose any threat to people or the environment.

Dubrovnik-Neretva County police on Monday reported that the 45-year-old woman had attempted to transport the radioactive material at the Karasovici border crossing between Croatia and Montenegro.

A press release said that even though the quantity of radioactive material did not pose any threat to people or the environment, possession of such material by an unauthorised person was a criminal offence.

The Office of the Chief State Prosecutor (DORH) reported on its web site that the woman was arrested and placed in investigative custody after it was discovered that she was transporting a glass jar which contained RA-226.

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Polish woman with radioactive material nabbed at Croatia border crossing

A Polish woman who was transporting radioactive isotope of radium -- radium-226 -- was arrested at the Karasovici border crossing between Croatia and Montenegro on Monday, the Croatian prosecutorial authorities stated on Wednesday.

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