• Short Summary

    Philadelphia police on Sunday (20 June) uncovered a large cache of arms and ammunition at the home of a former Philadelphia policeman and CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) agent George Fosnot.

  • Description

    Philadelphia police on Sunday (20 June) uncovered a large cache of arms and ammunition at the home of a former Philadelphia policeman and CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) agent George Fosnot.

    Mr Fosnot is now missing and his wife has said that she last saw him in Singapore in March. She added that she Knew the weapons and explosives were in the basement, but did not report them because she "did not want to interfere with her husband's business." When questioned on what her husband's business was, she declined to answer.

    Police called it the largest cache of weapons, explosives and ammunition in the city's history and they needed eight trucks to haul it away.

    SYNOPSIS: Philadelphia police on Sunday discovered a large cache of weapons, explosives and ammunition in this surburban home. They called it the largest arms find in the city's history and they needed eight trucks to hall it away after it had been displayed for the press.

    Police will not say so publically, but they suspect the house was being used as a wharehouse. Acting on a tip, they raided the home early on Sunday morning and found a basement full of plastic explosives, ammunition and automatic weapons.

    The house is owned by George Fosnot, a former balistics expert for the Philadelphia police department and later an agent for the CTA Mrs Fosnot said she knew the arsenal was in the basement but did not touch it because she did not want to interfere with her husband's business. But she would not police exactly what his business was, only that she last saw him in Singapore in March this year. Police removed the arsenal without incident and rae now trying to track Mr Fosnot.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYGH12LEWF5B4TCXZZWP9REYD
    Media URN:
    VLVADYGH12LEWF5B4TCXZZWP9REYD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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