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Russians seize explosives found on plane
Posted: 9/28/2001 by: NewsWire
Russian officials have confiscated nine tons of explosives found on a cargo plane.
The explosives were found on a flight from Vienna to Kazakhstan, travelling via Moscow.
The Russian State Customs Committee says officials are checking the documents which they say appear very suspicious.
The plane was on its way from the Austrian capital to the city of Dzhezkagan in central Kazakstan.
The Interfax news agency says the cargo had been sent by Spain's Union Espanol to the Kazakhstan Corporation and the plane had 594 detonators aboard.
-- Martin Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 28, 2001
Hmmmmm, let's see. 9 tons at 2000 lb. per ton devided by 594. That's a little over 30 lb. per detonator. Must have some really, really big stumps in Kazakstan. :)
-- Frank Hill (email@example.com), September 29, 2001.