Mexico: The cobalt-60 case

A truck carrying cobalt-60 was stolen, and the truck and its cargo were later found.

Here are the facts:


And now for a little speculation (this is entirely my opinion, and again, pure speculation):
Let’s imagine that the truck hijackers try to fence the truck and its contents to the Knights Templar. Once the Templars realized that the cargo was getting the attention not only of the Mexican authorities, but also international attention, they may have decided to not hold on to it.

Especially if they could not get a good enough price from a third-party client (Hezbollah?) to make it worth their troubles.

As I said, just pure speculation.


The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed 20 incidents world-wide of theft or loss of nuclear material or radioactive material last year.

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2 Responses to “Mexico: The cobalt-60 case”

  1. jlh Says:

    Well, thank goodness the IAEA was on the job as usual.

  2. Fausta Says:

    Oh, of course!