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Deadly Nerve Agent's Path to U.K.: Plane, Train and Perfume Vial

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May Says Kremlin `Almost Certainly' Directed Novichok Attack
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The sheer audacity of Russia’s chemical-weapon attack on the U.K. can be traced through the journey of a small -- and fake -- Nina Ricci ‘Premier Jour’ perfume bottle.

It contained Novichok, a lethal Soviet-era nerve agent, and was smuggled from Russia into Britain on a regular Aeroflot flight. Landing at Gatwick Airport -- used by more than 45 million travelers a year -- it passed through London Victoria and Waterloo train stations and a budget hotel on its way to Salisbury, a sleepy medieval town in southern England.