WINNIPEG – Police aren’t ruling out the chance street gangs are involved, after discovering dangerous mining explosives in the city.
Police seized some of the emulsion explosives from a home on College Avenue in North End on Friday.
They are described as tubes with metal ends and contain high powered explosives usually used to blast rock in mining operations. Police say they come in different colours.
Officers haven’t made any arrests but at least two people were taken into custody for questioning.
It’s believed the explosives are were being sold illegally but investigators are still working to determine how the explosive sticks made it into Winnipeg and how many might still be on the street.
Police are warning anyone who thinks they might have seen one of the tubes not to approach them, although they are relatively safe when handled properly. They become dangerous when combined with a detonation device. Police would not confirm whether they had seized any of the detonators.
(image supplied by Winnipeg Police)