Stolen U.S. military claymore mines, C4 explosives found hidden in Arizona


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says they are in possession of military explosives found by a construction crew in Arizona.

The crew was working in Pine, a northern Arizona community, when they discovered 80 M112 blocks of military C4 explosive, nine M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mines with firing devices and one roll of military detonating cord on October 27.

According to the ATF, officials believe the items were stolen and buried there for around 20 years.  The items were found buried five feet underground inside large plastic pipes.

U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Command, the FBI, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety are assisting the ATF in the investigation, according to AZcentral.

The ATF is seeking the publics help for answers and is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the theft.

They did not speculate as to where the items were stolen from.

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