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January 26, 1996 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was billed at the time as the world's largest seizure of smuggled plutonium: "A successful strike against the international nuclear mafia," as Bavarian Interior Minister Guenther Beckstein proudly put it. At the Munich airport on Aug. 10, 1994, a heavily armed SWAT team nabbed 408 grams of plutonium--the deadly stuff of nuclear reactors and hydrogen bombs--from the hold of a commercial Lufthansa flight, just in from Moscow. A big seizure and a spectacular one, true.
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January 26, 1996 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was billed at the time as the world's largest seizure of smuggled plutonium: "A successful strike against the international nuclear mafia," as Bavarian Interior Minister Guenther Beckstein proudly put it. At the Munich airport on Aug. 10, 1994, a heavily armed SWAT team nabbed 408 grams of plutonium--the deadly stuff of nuclear reactors and hydrogen bombs--from the hold of a commercial Lufthansa flight, just in from Moscow. A big seizure and a spectacular one, true.
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