The Turkish police found a substance that is believed to be the radioactive chemical element Californium during an operation in the northwestern province of Bolu.
Some 18.1 grams (0.63 ounces) of Californium – an element used in nuclear weapons and reactors – was seized in a car by anti-smuggling and organized crime police, Bolu Governorate said in a statement.
The substance was sent to Turkey’s Atomic Energy Authority for analysis, while five people were taken into custody for interrogation. The seized Californium has an estimated market value of $72 million.
[Source: Anadolu Agency]