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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Uranium Haul Seized

ISTANBUL -- Turkish police said Thursday they arrested an Azeri national who tried to sell 750 grams of enriched uranium he had obtained in Azerbaijan.

The Azeri crossed into Turkey from Igdir, which borders on Armenia, and then travelled to Istanbul where he tried to sell the uranium for $60,000 before being arrested Wednesday evening, police said.

The confiscated uranium was sent to the Istanbul Atomic Energy Nuclear Investigation Center to test whether it was weapons-grade.