Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mexican Police Capture 18 Tons of Stolen Explosives Headed To U.S. Border

Federal police found 18 tons of explosives that had been stolen hours earlier in northern Mexico, the federal Public Safety Secretariat said. The industrial-use explosives were stolen by a group of unknown assailants from a tractor-trailer on a highway near the border between the states of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila, prompting federal police and army soldiers to launch an operation to relocate the material. The shipment was later recovered on a highway leading to the industrial city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon’s capital. Security forces across that region of the country, which borders the United States, had been put on alert after Friday’s more

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