Last Sunday, Mexican authorities issued an alert that radioactive material was stolen off a truck by armed thieves. The material, iridium, could be used in a dirty bomb.
This is the third such theft in Mexico this year, which really doesn’t inspire confidence in Mexican law enforcement.
The Interior Department says a pickup truck carrying the iridium was stolen and later found…But the pen-point-sized radioactive material has not been recovered.
The operations chief for the National Nuclear Security Commission says the device, if opened, could cause harm.
Think this will be reason enough to finally close the border? If it’s not, we should consider our borders unofficially abolished. If the real threat of terrorism isn’t enough, nothing else is.