New Mexico explosives go missing

According to authorities about 150 pounds of commercial plastic explosives went missing from a private storage site, as well as 2,500 blasting caps and 20,000 feet of explosive detonation cord.

During a news conference, Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White says, "In the hands of the wrong person, this material can be very, very destructive."

Wayne Dixie, an agent with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms says the missing material is enough to topple a building.

Authorities say two containers, both housed inside two bunkers southwest of Albuquerque, were burglarized sometime between December 13 and December 18.

Authorities are offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information that helps them retrieve the stolen items.

The materials were reported missing by the owner of Cherry Engineering Inc., AHN reports.


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