Not so sanitary? Radioactive maxi pads seized at Beirut airport
The pads arrived from Dubai with a half-ton of radioactive material.
Authorities seized 30 boxes of radioactive maxi pads that had arrived at Beirut’s airport Friday, a source at the airport told The Daily Star.
Electronic scanners at the customs department detected 554 kilograms of not-so-sanitary pads that had arrived in Beirut from Dubai, the source added.
A specialized judiciary launched an investigation into the case. More tests will be carried out measure the levels of radioactivity, the source explained.
The discovery was the latest in a series of radioactive material discovered at Beirut's airport and sea port amid an ongoing crackdown on radioactive imports.