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SEOUL — U.S. officials said they’re conducting a joint investigation with local police into the discovery Monday of about 12 tons of spent ammunition casings in a South Korean man’s warehouse.

A policeman at the South Yangju police station said officers were at the warehouse late Tuesday afternoon confiscating the casings as evidence.

Yonhap News Agency reported that the casings were discovered in large wood boxes with the name of a U.S. Army installation marked on the outside. The report didn’t include the installation’s name.

The warehouse owner, identified only as Shin, said he bought the casings from two South Korean men working for the U.S. military, according to Yonhap.

The Yangju policeman said the owner and two other men were being questioned Tuesday in connection with the discovery.

A U.S. military spokesman declined to comment on whether any South Korean employees who work on U.S. bases were being questioned in connection with the matter or whether 2nd ID was missing any inventory.

“There is an ongoing, joint investigation,” was the only comment from Maj. Karl S. Ivey, 2nd ID spokesman.

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