the Los Angeles area are searching for a truckload of nitric acid
stolen from a chemical distribution company on New Year's Eve.
The theft is believed to be a burglary and not an act of terrorism.
commonly known as engraver's acid, was in five 100-pound metal
canisters on the back of a stake bed truck waiting for shipment,
according to a published report. The acid is a highly corrosive
liquid that can be mixed with other agents to make fertilizers
taken from Del Amo Chemical Co. in Gardena, was identified as
a white Chevrolet model 3500 with the California license plate
5T68532. The company name "Dacco" was painted on one
of the truck's doors. Anyone with information should call (213)
485-2507 or the LAPD's 24-hour toll-free number 1-877-LAWFULL