2 arrested in NM after 3 pipe bombs found in SUV

May 30, 2013 • State News

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a man and woman are in custody after three pipe bombs, two firearms and 20 pounds of marijuana were found in their vehicle in New Mexico.

U.S. Border [auth] Patrol officials say an SUV towing a trailer was stopped on Highway 70 west of Alamogordo at a checkpoint.

Reportedly found inside the vehicle besides the pipe bombs and marijuana was a loaded .40-caliber handgun and an AK-47 rifle.

The Alamogordo Daily News ( says State Police partially closed down the highway until the pipe bombs could be safely detonated.

Authorities say 29-year-old Lloyd Jonathan Fry and 29-year-old Rona Ma Rey Milan Antipatia are being held on suspicion of possession of a destructive device and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Their hometowns weren’t immediately available Thursday.

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