Explosives, fertilizer recently stolen


Staff member
Jun 3, 2003
Explosives, fertilizer recently stolen
"Nearly three tons of stolen ammonium nitrate are unaccounted for in North Carolina, even as the U.S. braces itself against a possible al Qaeda truck bomb attack... Nearly a month after the theft was reported, 59 bags of the volatile fertilizer are still unaccounted for. Each bag contains 50 pounds of ammonium nitrate. Dozens of similar 50-pound bags were purchased by Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh for use in the Oklahoma City bombing... Five thousand pounds of ammonium nitrate were stolen from a Royster-Clark fertilizer plant in Winston-Salem, N.C., in early July... police had recovered 41 of the stolen bags, leaving 2,950 pounds of ammonium nitrate still missing... Police recently discovered a half-ton cache of ammonium nitrate being stored by suspected al Qaeda terrorists in London... According to the Juneau Empire Online, 'an unknown quantity of safety fuse and one-pound canisters of Pentex cast boosters, a high explosive,' were stolen from an Alaskan company in July."