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Two Ships How in Palestine Ports Ordered to Check Cargoes for Explosives

January 6, 1948
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The American Exports Line, on one of whose freighters 65,000 pounds of TNT destined for Palestine were found Saturday, has ordered two other of its vessels In Palestine waters to check their cargoes, it was announced today. One, the Exchester, is believed to be unloading at Tel Aviv at the present time, while the other, the Exford, is now in Haifa, and has freight aboard for Tel Aviv.

Harry M. Durning, Collector of the Port of New York, announced late today that he has turned over to U.S. Attorney John F.X. McGohey all evidence gathered so far in the investigation of the incident here. (Officials of the Department of Justice stated in Washington that the Department does not know if any law was violated, or whether any federal law was involved. “This will all be investigated,” a spokesman declared.)

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