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World War II guns found in La Romana

Three Browning machine guns, caliber 50mm were found in an airplane wing that was about to be melted by a La Romana scrap metal company. The guns were found by divers off Saona Island and were sold as scrap metal. The Criminal Investigations Department (DICRIM), called in by the metal scrap company to investigate the guns, determined that the plane was a Mustang P-51 used in the Second World War. The guns are Browning machine guns, caliber 50mm, M-2, numbers 705353, 1259439 and 409331.

As reported in Diario Libre, the plane’s wing was sold to the scrap metal company for RD$60,000. The metal scrap company owner Pedro Irrizary told investigators that he found the guns when dismantling the wing and reported them to DICRIM, which sent the investigators. He also reported the discovery to prosecutor Jose Polanco in La Romana.

Source: Dr1, DiarioLibre

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Last updated March 25, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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