Turkish police seize nuclear substance, make arrests – report

Turkish police seized a nuclear substance in the capital Ankara on Monday and four men reportedy in possession of it.

The substance, Californium, was found in the vehicle the men were driving, NTV news channel reported.

NTV said the men planned to sell the material for $70 million, saying about 1.4 kilograms was found. The origin of the material and the buyer remain unclear.

There was no immediate comment from the police or the Turkish Atomic Agency Authority.

Californium was first synthesized in the United States during the 1950s, and is currently produced in the U.S. and Russia.

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