The statement said they were in possession of about 40 grams of uranium-238. That is the most common isotope of uranium and is not fissile but can be used to produce highly fissile plutonium-239. The arrested men aimed to sell the uranium for $2.8 million, the statement said.
2 arrested in Georgia for trying to sell uranium
MOSCOW (AP) — Security officials in the country of Georgia say two men have been arrested for possessing uranium that they were planning to sell. A statement from the State Security Service on Wednesday said the two were arrested in Kobuleti, a town on the Black Sea.