Turkish police say they have seized 1.4kg (3lb) of radioactive material during an anti-smuggling operation in the capital, Ankara. The material, which police said was the element Californium, was found when a car was searched in the Pursaklar suburb of the city, NTV news channel reported (in Turkish) . Four people in the car were detained. Police said the suspects were part of a group that had planned to sell the material for more than $70m (£49m). Pictures supplied by the authorities showed vials and a large packet containing a granular mixture laid out on a table. It was not clear where the seized material had originated from. NTV said it had been taken to the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) for further examination.
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