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The Civil Guard destroys explosive material found in a farmhouse (11/11/2015)

The explosives were collected by specialists GEDEX which destroyed in a nearby rural area

If citizens find artifacts recommended a simple protocol: DO NOT TOUCH, NOT MOVE, signal and alert the 062

The Civil Guard in the region of Murcia, thanks to the cooperation of citizens, has been seized in a house Ricote field of 17 sticks of dynamite, five meters of safety fuse detonator and pyrotechnic detonators 18 have finally been destroyed .

The action began when a neighbor of the town of Ricote alerted the Civil Guard about finding cartridges, supposedly explosives, he had found in one of the rooms of his house, apparently used by her husband 60 years ago to perform blasting in the Sierra de Ricote.

Immediately, a patrol of the body is moved in and found that it was dynamite and pyrotechnic detonators so that after narrow area, informed the Group EOD (GEDEX) 5th Guard Zone Civil de Murcia, to proceed with the identification and deactivation, where applicable, of the objects found.

GEDEX specialists of the Meritorious verified that it was dynamite explosive material manufactured in the 50s, pyrotechnic detonators and detonating cord, all of which was suitable for use so that after enable a security zone the vicinity of the farm, made their controlled destruction.

Explosives used by 'cabuqueros' for the destruction of rocks

In the middle of last century the towns of Murcia, was the figure of 'Cabuquero' person in charge of exploding large rocks that were in the farms of work.

Now, with the new legislation on explosives, this figure has disappeared giving way to specialized companies dedicated to the sector.

Citizen cooperation

In these situations, the cooperation of citizens is key to locating artifacts, and avoid manipulation and subsequent crash, so they can finally be guarded and destroyed with the required safety measures.

Safety Recommendations

In the event of being faced with an abandoned object that can be suspected of being explosive, incendiary or pyrotechnic device, the Civil Guard recommends citizens to follow these guidelines:

Give real consideration to any object, bomb-like, seem strange to the environment in which it is located.

Do not touch or move the object.

Immediately call emergency telephone: 062, the Civil Guard is available 24 hours a day, so that they can be neutralized and destroyed safely by specialists in the field.

If possible, stay in the vicinity of the place until the arrival of the Security Forces.

Otherwise signaled the area or provide coordinates through a program or application of GPS location, very common today in some mobile phones.

Any kind of manipulation could lead to fatal consequences.

The Civil Guard has resolved cases in which citizens locating old explosive devices, move them to their homes, as a decorative object, which carries a high risk to themselves and their families and neighbors, so we recommend you follow security protocol previously exposed.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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