A suspected member of a Chechen gang was arrested in Moscow while carrying nearly 18 pounds of mercury, and authorities believe he intended to use the poison in a terror attack, police said Thursday. Sergei Krymgerei, an alleged member of prominent Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev's gang, was arrested by police acting on a tip, city police spokesman Filipp Zolotnitsky said. The suspect was carrying a champagne bottle full of the highly toxic substance when arrested, the Interfax news agency reported. "Such an amount of mercury would poison a very large number of people," Zolotnitsky said on NTV television. Full story... You know what's hard? For me to believe that the guy actually had the Champange bottle on him. If I were to gauge Russia's politica posturing, I would say this is a mafia member that was used as a scapegoat. Since he is an "animal" anyway, why not use him. Sorry to be a skeptic like this but I know Russia more than I know America, and I feel I know the US mighty well.