It seems that a quantity of explosive material (primasheet) used to train bomb-sniffing dogs at Newark Airport is missing. A spokesman for the New York, New Jersey Port Authority, the agency that operates Newark Airport, said that the material had been used on a plane for testing purposes, but that he believes that it â€œis highly unlikely it was left on the plane.”
A local television station described the quantity of missing explosives as one-half pound, but the Port Authority spokesman characterized it only as â€œa small amount.â€
The police are on the case.
If this stuff is somewhere in the Airport, or on a plane (despite the spokesmanâ€™s optimistic assessment), one wonders why the already-trained bomb-sniffing dogs havenâ€™t found it.