9 Nov 2010

Experts secure ammunition find in French Polynesia

7:06 pm on 9 November 2010

Police and demining experts in French Polynesia have secured ammunition presumed to date back to the 19th century.

Tahitipresse says the two devices had been found while work was being done at a Papeete high school.

It says the person who found them took one of the shells with him to a friend's place in a nearby neighbourhood.

That person alerted the security forces who cordoned off the area to secure the ammunition.