Radioactive material stolen in Mexico, search on: officials

People with information about the stolen material encouraged to report it but by no means should they open container

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English 24/04/2017 18:33 Mexico Newsroom & Reuters Actualizada 19:28

An unknown amount of stolen radioactive material has prompted an alert in nine Mexican states, the head of national emergency services said on Monday.

The alert and search for the stolen material covers the states of Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Michoacán San Luis Potosí, Durango and Zacatecas, according to a post on the twitter account of the National Coordinator of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Interior, Luis Felipe Puente.

Puente encouraged people with information about the stolen material to report it but added: "don't open it."

Stolen or lost radioactive material has on several occasions been reported in Mexico, most recently early last year when a container of radioactive substance used for industrial X-rays, a method of non-destructive testing, was taken along with a car.

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