Thursday, June 4, 2009

Red Mercury Gang Caught (Kuwait)

Arab Times [Kuwait]
2 June 2009

Gang held selling $42m worth ‘red mercury’

KUWAIT CITY : In an incident which is believed to be the first of its kind in the Gulf region, police have reportedly arrested four men — a Kuwaiti, a Syrian and two Egyptians — for attempting to sell two grams of ‘Red Mercury’, worth $42 million, reports Al-Qabas daily. [...]

[The Syrian claims the red mercury -- a remarkably versatile substance that can be used to boost sexual potency or make a nuclear weapon -- was taken from an Egyptian mummy.]

Kuwait Times
2 June 2009

Nuke material smugglers caught

KUWAIT: The existence of the chemical substance red mercury as well as its application in making nuclear bombs has been denied by a third year student of chemistry in Kuwait University. The student explained that what is popularly known as red mercury is either mercury oxide or mercury mixed with red dye. [...]