Ex­plo­sives aboard ship

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE Aus­tralian Bor­der Force has un­cov­ered ex­plo­sives dat­ing back to World War II in a ship­ping con­tainer at Port of Townsville. The Depart­ment of Immigration and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion said the ABF found the ex­plo­sives on a ship bound for Townsville from Pa­pua New Guinea on July 13. “( Of­fi­cers found) de­te­ri­o­rated and un­ex­ploded or­di­nance in­side a con­tainer on board a ves­sel from PNG,” a spokesman said. “The items have been … trans­ferred to the Aus­tralian De­fence Force, which is as­sist­ing ABF in iden­ti­fy­ing the risks in­volved in their dis­posal.” In­ves­ti­ga­tions are con­tin­u­ing.

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