Police officers stopped a car in the province of Bolu, near the Atatürk Forest Park.
"During the search, 18.1 grams of californium, which is used in nuclear warheads and nuclear power plants, were seized. This substance, valued at $72 million, requires special authorisation to import, transport and store research," the administration said in a statement.
Turkish police in the Black Sea region seize 18.1 grams of radioactive californium, an element used in nuclear weapons and reactors, worth around $72 million and held five suspects pic.twitter.com/qDNwqLEblO— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) July 6, 2019
It is noted that five people were detained in this case and an investigation is underway.