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Highly Toxic Chemicals Stolen, Pokeno

Highly Toxic Chemicals Stolen, Pokeno

25 kilograms of Sodium Selenate, a highly toxic chemical was stolen overnight from commercial premises in Pokeno. Police are highly concerned as the chemical can be lethal if handled incorrectly.

It’s believed that the chemical was targeted because the thieves were under the false impression it could be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Anyone who comes in contact with the chemical could find themselves in grave danger and Police are advising anyone who may come across it to stay away and call Police immediately on 111.

Sodium Selenate has the appearance of white powder around the consistency of fine sugar. It was secured in a blue metal drum and was clearly marked.

“We are particularly worried as there are lots of children are out and about at the moment due to the school holidays” says Inspector Mick Woods of Pukekohe Police. “We’re appealing to whoever is responsible for the theft to please put it somewhere secure and call us. Contact can be made anonymously the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Anyone who swallows it should seek medical assistance without delay.

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