Chief Michael Carillo said the wrapped containers were eight to 10-inches long and resembled dynamite sticks. Also, there was an exposed blasting cap connected to the containers.
The Dona Ana County Bomb Squad was called… and they took the blasting caps to Dona Ana County to detonate them. Carillo said they were told the caps could have been inadvertently set off by static electricity, radio waves or other elements.
Carillo said the bomb tech agreed to hold a training here in the coming months to show local police and fire officials what some of the explosive devices are capable of. The blasting caps were discovered by a Montana couple passing through Deming who had stopped to clean out their R-V and found the containers left by the woman’s ex-husband, who may have dealt with the explosives in his profession.