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Moscow police detain man trying to sell 34 kilos of mercury

Police have detained a resident of the town of Biysk, in the Siberian Territory of Altai, as he tried to sell 34 kilos (74 pounds) of mercury in Moscow, a spokeswoman for the federal anti-narcotics service said Wednesday. “The 49-year-old organizer of a network to deliver the dangerous metal was detained after he received payment for the mercury,” Maria Lutsenko said. “The confiscated material was worth an estimated one million rubles ($40,000).” Full Story

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