Heist in Mexico Nabs Truck With Radioactive Substance

Thieves in Mexico made off with a dangerous payload Monday. (National Journal)

A truck carrying dangerously radioactive cobalt-60 was stolen in Mexico on Monday, the Associated Press reports.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said the material was stolen en route from Tijuana to a waste storage center. It said cobalt-60 would be "extremely dangerous" if removed from its protective shielding.

Cobalt-60 is used for radiotherapy in cancer treatments.