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AR-based company tries to buy large amounts of napalm

(Source: KARK) (Source: KARK)
CRAWFORD COUNTY, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

Thor Global Defense is an international weapons supplier and gun range headquartered in Crawford County.

In 2017, they went to great lengths to obtain large amounts of napalm, according to KARK.

The chemical agent was used during the Vietnam War and isn't illegal itself, but its use in a military context is restricted under international treaty.

A reporter for BuzzFeed, found documents he obtained from sources show a Thor consultant sought out to buy "maximum monthly production" every two months.

"Everybody I talked to was shocked. We are talking about people who know the military, know the intelligence world, who know what is being used in various theaters of war as we speak. And they were all confounded and somewhat upset," said Aram Roston, a journalist at BuzzFeed.

There have been no indications on whether or not Thor was successful in finding napalm and there's no way of knowing if the substance ever made its way to Arkansas.

Federal authorities raided Thor Global Defense on May 2.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas refused to comment on the nature of the investigation.

For more on this story, go here for the details.

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