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    Passport Systems News Links - 18 Dec 2018

    Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:04:00           

    LA Times opinion piece on Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage deal
    "As the final days of the 115th Congress tick down in a blur of last-minute negotiations over government spending and President Trump’s border wall, time is running out for lawmakers to restart a long-stalled effort to build a permanent nuclear waste repository. They should make it a top priority."
    Read more here.

    Cooperation, Coordination, and Communication Key to Securing Radioactive Material: IAEA Conference
    "Enhancing the protection of radioactive material from terrorists requires cooperation, coordination and communication among stakeholders not only nationally but also across borders, participants in the IAEA’s International Conference on the Security of Radioactive Material: The Way Forward for Prevention and Detection concluded."
    Read more here.

    Cargo smuggling news: Smugglers’ new modus uncovered
    "Apart from false declaration and lane-switching, a new modus called “swinging” is now being employed by syndicates to smuggle contrabands into the country, Rep. Jericho Nograles said Sunday."

    Law Enforcers Trained In Nuclear Detection
    "International Experts on combating nuclear terrorism, via INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) are in The Bahamas conducting a workshop on Counter Nuclear Smuggling. They  will train thirty-three participants from National Security Agencies of both the public and private sectors on how to detect and intercept smuggling of radiological and nuclear materials."
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    From @iaeaorg:
    Happy birthday to Henri Becquerel, the physicist who accidentally made one of the most important scientific discoveries in history: radioactivity.

    Trinidad and Tobago Newsday: Drugs everywhere

    "The discovery of 400 kilogrammes of high grade marijuana in a container at Caribbean Bottlers TT Ltd, continues a welcome discovery of large caches of illegal drugs in TT."
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    Cargo theft network that had stolen $4 million in goods is smashed: police
    "Eight New Jersey men have been arrested and a multi-million cargo theft ring has been dismantled, Kearny Police Chief George King announced Saturday."
    Read more here.