Nine Mexican states have been placed on high alert. search for the stolen material covers the states of Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Michoacan San Luis Potosi, Durango and Zacatecas. Civil Protection, National Defence, the Navy and federal police are in red alert. Hopes are someone could localize the stolen truck alerting after the authorities. The head Mexico’s national emergency services, Luis Felipe Puente, warned people to not open the container. Anyone who finds it should be sure to stay back 30 meters (yards) and immediately contact authorities for help, he said. Even if radioactive material wasstolen many times in Mexico, in all cases the it was returned without incident.
The stolen radioactive capsule has been found under a pedestrian bridge. It had not been opened. The warning has now been lifted.