Wednesday December 29, 2010
Explosives missing after granite quarry break-in
By NIGEL EDGAR
KUCHING: Thirty-one bags of ammonium nitrate/fuel oil (ANFO) explosives were found missing from a granite quarry in Siburan near here.
A machine operator at Kakad Quarry, some 30km from here, said the explosives were discovered missing just as he was about to start the days work at around 8am on Monday.
He said he was informed by the security guard on duty the night before that the storeroom where the explosives were kept had been broken into.
He went into the storeroom and discovered 31 bags of ANFO explosives missing.
The cost is estimated to be around RM1,500.
Kuching District Police Commissioner ACP Mun Kock Keong confirmed that a police report has been made at the Siburan police station.
ANFO is a widely used explosive mixture for coal mining, quarrying, metal mining, and civil construction.
There are many incidents where the ANFO explosives have been used for terrorism.
The latest reported case was in Aug 12 in Bogota in Colombia where 50kg of ANFO car bomb were set off.