De-miners seize one ton of explosives from Bosnian scrap collector
Four mine removal teams were deployed in the central Bosnian town of Zenica on Thursday to remove nearly one ton of explosives deposited in a shed in the local Kanal settlement, police confirmed Friday.
Ibrahim Mehicic collected mines, shells, rockets and other weapons left from the 1992-95 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina as scrap-iron and kept them in his wood-shed, dpa reported.
His neighbors informed the police after they suspected Mehicic was taking mines into the shed.
As soon as the search of the shed started, de-miners discovered a rocket filled with some four to five kilograms of explosives, as well as a hand grenade and some fuses.
The explosion of that rocket, they said, would be strong enough to destroy the surrounding houses.
Teams of de-miners emptied the shed and cleared the area from dangerous explosives.
Police said it would consider possible steps against Ibrahim Mehicic.