Lithuanian police have detained two Belarusians suspected of trying to smuggle uranium from the Baltic state to Belarus. AFP reported.
"Two Belarusian citizens were detained on Sunday evening when they tried to cross the Lithuania-Belarus border," Aleksandras Juozapaitis, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.
"An iron box with 'uranium' inscribed on it in Russian was found hidden in their car," He said adding that the content of the iron box had been sent to experts, to be specified if the seized cargo really was radioactive uranium.
A court has authorized the two suspects to be held for one month, awaiting the outcome of the investigation, Juozapaitis said, reiterating that the suspected smugglers had been detained following a long-term international operation.