Police officers early Tuesday found four packets of explosives on the sidewalk in Sarchí. Police are calling them sausages because they are long and thin material wrapped in a plastic cover. They resemble long, thin carrots.
The Fuerza Pública officers speculated that the explosives are for industrial use and may have fallen off a passing truck. The explosive was identified as the LoDex brand. That product is made in Australia.
Such explosives usually are highly stable unless they are fitted with an ignition device.