Slovak police seize 2.2 lbs of enriched uranium in raid

Police have seized 2.2 lbs of radioactive material and arrested two people in Slovakia and one in Hungary, underlining fears in the West that terrorist groups are seeking to build a nuclear device.

The Slovak news agency SITA and its counterpart in the Czech Republic, CTK, citing unconfirmed reports, said that the material was enriched uranium, an integral part of a nuclear bomb.

Martin Korch, a Slovak police spokesman, would not confirm the exact nature of the material but said that it was worth $1 million (£483,000).

He said that the joint Slovak-Hungarian police raid took place along their common frontier, near Ukraine.

"Three people have been taken into custody, two in Slovakia one in Hungary," he said.
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