Police seize arsenal of explosives in abandoned Huancavelica mine (Photos)

Police seize arsenal of explosives in abandoned Huancavelica mine (Photos)

An entire arsenal of explosives was seized and destroyed by members of the Peruvian National Police.

Information arrived at the 105 central about the discovery of explosive material, apparently illegal, in a mining camp.

For this reason, policemen covering the route on the Lachocc – Santa Inés highway went to the warehouses of the mining company “Reliquias”, located in the Caudalosa Grande annex, where they found explosive materials of unknown origin in an apparent state of abandonment.

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The head of the Police Region of Huancavelica, Colonel PNP Eloy Lara Bendezú, stated that they handle two hypotheses, the first that the material has been irresponsibly abandoned by a miner who worked there until recently and the other that informal miners also did work in said place after the withdrawal of the formal company.

They found 1,008 units of Exsa Emulex 80 dynamite cartridges, orange in color; 73 units of Exsa Emuler 45 dynamite sticks, blue and three (03) Amulnor 50 dynamite sticks, yellow.

Police seize arsenal of explosives in abandoned Huancavelica mine (Photos)

There were also 120 Exsa Semexsa 65 cartridges, 16 Famesa-brand 500-meter fuse rolls; 174 detonators of blue, yellow and red colors; 2,870 percussion caps, 30 rapid percussion caps, and eight bags of ANFO.

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“This amount is dangerous for any citizen to handle, the material was destroyed on the spot, since there was explosive material that could not be moved because it was damaged,” said Lara Bendezú.

Police seize arsenal of explosives in abandoned Huancavelica mine (Photos)

The police officer stated that there was a high risk that this dangerous explosive material would fall into the wrong hands, such as terrorists, common or inexperienced criminals who do not know how to handle it properly and generate an unwanted explosion.

Police seize arsenal of explosives in abandoned Huancavelica mine (Photos)

“If it had fallen into the hands of terrorist or common criminals, it would have caused irreparable damage to people and property; and if it had been found by citizens of the place who were unaware of its manipulation and there would have been great magnitude damage, ”said the police officer.

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He urged the population to find explosive material, or a possible one, to report it to the Police so that it intervenes to reduce the risks of harm it could cause to innocent families.

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