The United States accuses a Yakuza chief of attempting to promote Burmese nuclear materials to Iran | EUROtoday

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The United States accused a frontrunner of the Japanese Yakuza this Wednesday of trafficking in nuclear materials extracted from Burma, and of making an attempt promote plutonium to Irn with the concept that it could be used to fabricate atomic weapons, based on a press release from the Department of Justice.

The man, Takeshi Ebisawa, 60 years outdated, had already been arrested in Manhattan (New York) in April 2022, after which accused of trafficking narcotics and weapons.

“It is chilling to imagine the consequences if these efforts had succeeded,” stated Deputy Attorney General Matthew Olsen, of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice.

The workplace detailed how Ebisawa, on the behest of the chief of a Burmese rebel group, tried to promote nuclear materials to an spy from the US Anti-Drug Agency (DEA) to finance the acquisition of navy gear.

The agent pretended to work for an Iranian basic who supposed to make use of nuclear materials to develop atomic weapons.

In a resort room in Thailand, one in all Ebisawa's cronies confirmed the agent of the plastic containers with uranium oxide ('yellowcake'), which is used within the manufacturing of gasoline and nuclear weapons.

Thanks to the collaboration of the Thai authoritiesthe containers have been seized and despatched to a US laboratory, which confirmed that the samples contained uranium, plutonium and thorium.

The plutonium, in actual fact, was ample high quality to supply nuclear weapons, based on the Department of Justice.

“This is an extraordinary example of the depravity of drug traffickers that operate with total indifference to human life,” stated DEA Director Anne Milgram.

Ebisawa faces seven felony costs, a number of of them carrying a most penalty of life in jail.


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