In what could have turned into a very serious situation, Federal agents in Mexico have located 18 tons of explosives that had been stolen hours earlier near the borders of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila, according to the federal Public Security Secretariat (SSP) in Mexico.
State Attorney General Jesus Torres said on Friday that the explosives were being transported to the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas for use by the state oil company when they were stolen by unidentified gunmen. Reports indicate that several bullet holes were found in the vehicle, however authorities have not confirmed this. The driver is still missing.
The cargo consisted of 18 tons of explosive material with the trade name Seismic Booster (high explosive) and the chemical name Pentolite. It’s reported to be composed of the raw materials TNT and PETN.
Authorities had alerted security officials and the military throughout the Northeast region, and along the U.S., Mexico border.
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