British police arrest man on terrorism charges after uranium is found in package at London airport

Police in the United Kingdom on Saturday arrested a man on terrorism charges after traces of uranium were discovered in a cargo package at London’s Heathrow Airport two weeks ago.

The suspect, a man in his 60s whose identity has not been released, was arrested at a house in the northwest of England. He was arrested at a police station and released on bail today.

On December 29, 2022, trace amounts of uranium were found in a package at Heathrow Airport in London.

On December 29, 2022, trace amounts of uranium were found in a package at Heathrow Airport in London.
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“The discovery of a very small amount of uranium in a package at Heathrow Airport is clearly concerning, but it demonstrates the effectiveness of the procedures and checks our partners have put in place to detect this type of material,” said Richard Smith, Chief Executive Officer. of the Metropolitan Police Service’s anti-terrorism command, said in a statement on Sunday.

“I want to make it clear that despite this arrest and based on what we currently know, this incident still does not appear to be related to any direct threat to the public.”

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The UK’s Border Force originally discovered a “very small amount of uranium” in a scrap cargo package during a routine check at Heathrow Airport on December 29.

The British police emphasized that there is no

The British police emphasized that there is no “immediate threat to the public”.
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A search of the home address of the suspect, according to the police, did not yield any material that could pose a threat to the public.

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The package arrived at Heathrow Airport on a passenger flight from Oman, The Guardian reports. It was intended for an “Iranian company with offices in the United Kingdom,” according to the British newspaper.

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