ATF makes big explosives bust in D.C.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says agents have made their biggest explosives bust in recent history in the District.
Officials say agents had been buying explosives, commercial fireworks and handguns from 61-year-old Laquinn Williams over the last month, but decided to arrest him Friday when they realized how much of the dangerous materials were stored in his apartment in Northeast D.C.
Special Agent Mike Campbell says it is the largest amount of explosives the ATF has recovered in D.C. He says the commercial grade explosives are designed for licensed fireworks companies, but they could cause serious damage in the wrong hands.
Williams, who is not licensed to sell firearms or explosives, is charged with being a felon selling firearms or explosives.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post Editors
June 2, 2010; 8:12 AM ET
Categories: The District
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