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Originally posted by promomag
Fresh off the truck! The Sun is there
He has told them the delivery was “authorised” by an agent in London.
[edit on 2-6-2006 by promomag]
Originally posted by CX
I just ran the Dutch text through Bablefish and got this....
"Rocket discovered in lorry to Great Britain lucht-grondraket without cargo, originating from Italy and to Great Britain, have been underway discovered Monday by French police force men in a lorry of which the driver did not have required the admissions at itself. That has been learned Thursday from judicial source. The 5 meters long and one and a half barrel heavy rocket were discovered Monday during a rut control in Noord-Franse the port of Calais for embarking to Great Britain. The projectile a beetje had become obsolete, had no head and no cargo and accompaniment system also no. But was function able, thus solicitor Gérald Lesigne. "the problem is that the transport circumstances for this type of weapon said a beetje ventured products", he. According to the solicitor it went a transport between companies. He excluded arms trafficking. There a judicial research comes endanger because of of living others, violation on the weapon legislation and violation on the customs legislation. The driver, of which the age and nationality were not announced, has been released."
Don't blame me, blame the translator lol! Now if you can make head or tail of that you're a better man than me, the "one and a half barrel" weapon, i'm guessing they mean "ton" in weight as thats what was reported on Sky. If anyone can do a better translation, please feel free.
Someone with a better knowledge of missiles may do better with this one. Bits missing but "function able"? The guy has been released anyway by the looks of it so shows over everyone, move along, nothing to see here!
Very few details for something that could potentially be huge in a world living in fear of the big terrorist attack. If it was a private collector, surely they would have said so, if it was military they'd have said so or it probably would'nt even be in the news.
Would'nt mind keeping an eye on this one.
Originally posted by CX
Apologies for the lack of details or links, but Sky News has just reported that UK customs has stopped a lorry containing a 5m long missile. The missile was apparently unarmed however a man has been held under arms trafficing laws.
This was a very small report on Sky News in amongst other new items, but hopefully i'll have a link soon.
Lets just hope this was some bizzare colectors new trophy.