CEOL - 13 metric tons of explosives seized and 15 people arrested

PRAGUE, Dec 29, 1999 -- (Reuters) Thirteen metric tons of explosives were seized and 15 people arrested Tuesday in the Macedonian town of Tabanovce near the Yugoslav border, the pro-government newspaper Nova Makedonija reported Wednesday.

The explosives came from a factory at Samakov, eastern Macedonia, and were en route to Yugoslavia.

Eight Yugoslavs and seven Macedonians were detained.

The haul was estimated to be worth around $200,000 its current state and up to $2 million after processing, the paper said.

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