QUITO – Military personnel confiscated eight anti-tank rockets from two civilians traveling in a private automobile, Ecuador’s Armed Forces Joint Command said Friday.
Troops found the ordnance Thursday during a search conducted at a highway checkpoint 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from Mitad del Mundo, near Quito.
The eight PG-7 rockets, used with RPG-7 launchers, were found “hidden among oranges in a jute sack,” the Joint Command said in a statement.
“The rockets and the citizens were handed over to the competent authorities for the corresponding legal steps,” the statement said. EFE