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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

'Hot' Grams Seized

BERLIN () -- Police arrested a Zairean man carrying 850 grams of a radioactive substance in his baggage when he arrived at a Berlin airport from Moscow, officials said Monday.


The substance, seized Sunday at Sch?nefeld airport, is granular and radioactive, customs officials said. They said government atomic experts were still trying to determine exactly what it is. There have been four seizures of plutonium by German police since May. The largest occurred on Aug 10, when undercover police confiscated 350 grams of plutonium that had arrived at Munich airport on a plane from Moscow. Three alleged smugglers were arrested.