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Police have seized a lethal bacteria that produces botulism poisoning in a raid on theAum Shinri Kyocompound near Mt. Fiji, according to a Japanese newspaper report that suggests the secretive cult was preparing for germ warfare. The sect is suspected of carrying outlast week's nerve gas attackon the Tokyo subway system that killed 10 people and sent thousands to hospitals. Police said they have found a large amount of peptone -- a kind of protein used to grow bacteria cultures -- during their raids on cult buildings. The Japanese newspaper Mainichi today reported that police also found Clostridium botulism, which produces botulism poisoning.