Four Arrested in Turkey for Possession of Nuclear Substance
Turkish police detained four men who had “a nuclear substance” in their vehicle in Ankara, NTV reported on Monday. According to the broadcaster, 1.4 kilograms of Californium, a synthetic radioactive element, and was found in the car and was meant to be sold for $70 million. It is unknown where the substance came from or who sought to buy it. The substance is “produced in laboratories,” Haaretz reported, and “is often used to kick-start a reactor.” Californium is currently known to be produced in U.S and Russia.