My understanding is that Uranium 238 isn't all that dangerous. It's the most common form of uranium found in nature. But the fact that they were caught in a sting operation makes me think that there was an underlying motivation to the smuggling which was a little more worrisome. At least these guys were caught. But how many others haven't?
Two Belarussian citizens have been detained on the Lithuanian border on suspicion of radioactive contraband, a source at the Belarussian Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
A metal container with a caption "Uranium 238. 1991" was found on their car...
The operation was planned for several months.