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WORLD IN BRIEF : TURKEY : Police Arrest Man Selling Uranium

October 21, 1994|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A man from Azerbaijan was detained for trying to sell 26 ounces of weapons-grade uranium. Istanbul's Nuclear Research Center identified the material as enriched uranium-238, suitable for making nuclear bombs, Turkey's Anatolia news agency reported. Ramis Shageldiev, 46, who tried to sell the uranium for $60,000 to undercover agents, told police he had bought the uranium in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, Anatolia reported.

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