How can dynamite fishing be "traditional"?Rare Morocco explosives seizure - for fishing
RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan police have questioned three men after seizing explosives and detonators, apparently for use in fishing, state news agency MAP reported on Wednesday. Police had "recently" seized 200 sticks of dynamite and 115 detonators in a car and arrested its 67-year-old driver in the Mediterranean port city of Nador, MAP quoted a police source as saying. A middleman and supplier were also questioned.
They raided his house and found 485 detonators.
"The explosives were being used in traditional fishing and for digging wells," the police source said.
Such seizures are rare in Morocco where explosives and firearms are subject to tough laws and close surveillance.
MAP did not say if the men were charged or freed.
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