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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S. to Train Customs

NEW YORK -- In an effort to prevent nuclear weapons and materials from being smuggled out of Russia, the United States on Wednesday announced plans to train Russian customs agents in identifying and arresting smugglers.

Plans include training Russian customs agents at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the U.S. Energy Department's "nuclear reservation" in Pasco, Washington. Thirty Russian agents are scheduled to spend two weeks there before the end of this year, learning how to detect nuclear materials and track smugglers. All expenses will be covered by the United States.