Authorities in nine Mexico states are ordered on high alert for stolen radioactive material. Mexico's chief of national emergency services announced the missing hot stuff on Monday.
"Don't open it" was Luis Felipe Puente's advice for anyone who might encounter it. His official title is "Coordinador Nacional de Protección Civil de la Secretaría de Gobernación," or National Coordinator of Civil Protection of the Ministry of the Interior.
— Luis Felipe Puente (@LUISFELIPE_P) April 24, 2017
— SEGOB México (@SEGOB_mx) April 24, 2017
The alert and search for the stolen material covers the states of Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Michoacan San Luis Potosi, Durango and Zacatecas, according to a post on Luis Felipe Puente's Twitter account.
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.