This just in—nine Mexican states have been placed on “high alert,” after a truck carrying a highly radioactive substance known as Iridium-192 was stolen.
According to AFP, this is the seventh case of radioactive material being stolen across Mexico since 2013, that we know of. Is there a terrorist organization operating out of Mexico, taking advantage of their sub-par criminal investigation system?
Maybe it was just some hooligans looking to steal a truck, and coincidentally it had radioactive materials in it…but that’s unlikely. Fox News reports:
“The Interior Department said in a statement the truck was stolen Sunday in Tlaquepaque, a town in Jalisco state.”
“This was industrial equipment that included Iridium-192… which can be dangerous for people if it is taken out of its container,” the statement said.
“The alert and search for the stolen material covers the states of Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Michoacan San Luis Potosi, Durango and Zacatecas, according to a post on the director of national emergency services, Luis Felipe Puente, Twitter account.”
According to Freedom Daily, this material could also be used to make a “Dirty Bomb,” which combines radioactive material with conventional explosives. It’s not as powerful as a nuclear bomb, thank God, but could still do plenty of damage.
“On Sunday, a truck was traveling along the Mexican side of the border carrying radioactive materials before it was hijacked and stolen.”
“The work rig was clearly marked as hauling dangerous materials, which happened to be commercial grade X-ray machines, specifically containing Iridium-192.”
“The container filled with this radioactive material is extremely dangerous to humans and could easily be used to create a dirty bomb — leading authorities to believe the theft was intentional. Perhaps, the truck had even been followed and tracked until the perfect opportunity to hijack it presented itself.”
In addition to this, Mexican Cartels are known for aiding Middle Easterners in sneaking across the Southern border. Could they be working together, in an attempt to bring down America? Both the Cartels and Islamic Extremists have the USA as a common enemy, so it isn’t out of the question:
“Over the last eight years, our borders of gone unchecked and we are now facing what could be a catastrophic mistake Barack Obama made that may be too late for President Trump to fix.”
“It is widely known that the Mexican cartels have aided Middle Easterners in sneaking across America’s southern border, something that Trump is aware of and trying to tackle as one of his biggest campaign promises and priorities.”
“Now, we are seeing the terrifying reality of what our current president warned about it’s worse than we all thought as even the Trump administration is on high alert.”
Unfortunately, nobody knows the identity of those who stole this truck. The thieves could be Mexicans, they could be Islamic terrorists, or they could be African warlords for all we know. I’m sure that the Mexican authorities have more leads than we do, but it’s still very disconcerting:
This incident is merely another “brick in the wall,” so to speak, advocating for Trump’s border wall policy—the longer that we leave our Southern border exposed to this type of criminal behavior, the more we’re putting our nation at risk.