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Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by WeRpeons
Your theory is certainly possible, but as WeRpeons mentioned, why would items such as these be left unguarded, and I certainly hope there were not any tell tale indicators such as you mentioned.
"Unguarded exposives...take as you please" should be the what sign reads (sarcasm)edit on 5/3/2013 by Corruption Exposed because: edited to point out sarcasm to avoid confusion
Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
reply to post by SpaDe_
That is a lot of explosives, but don't be confused by the weight of the explosives and the explosive weight of them. For example, if you have an explosive item that weighs 10 pounds, there may only be .75 pounds of actual explosive content. A 1000 pound laser guided bomb has 450 pounds of explosive content. the NEW or Net Explosive Weight is what is important, and these items don't have much at all, HOWEVER they can be used in conjunction with other more powerful explosives, especially the Det Cord that was stolen. Most Det Cord is a Category 1 material which should be under high security, so either this Det Gord in the story isn't the more volatile type or they were in gross violation of explosive handling and storage regulations. Also, 1.1 class explosives are the mass detonating type that could kill a lot of people. these items look to be 1.4 which isn't really a big deal. The fireworks you buy for 4th of July are 1.4.
The independent Government Accountability Office sent investigators out to see how easy it would be to carry large, red duffle bags with simulated radioactive material and other contraband across the Canada-U.S. border at three of four unguarded spots.
They succeeded without a problem.
The report complains there are many state roads that end at the border that aren't manned or monitored. Some are only staffed during the day, and anyone could drive around barriers placed across the road at night, it said.