In other news...September 17, 1996
Web posted at: 11:00 p.m. EDT
Olives and string bikinis: evidence in FBI sting
NEWARK, New Jersey (CNN) -- Stolen diapers, olives, toys and string bikinis were just part of the evidence collected in what federal prosecutors believe to be the largest stolen goods sting in FBI history.
In all, 84 people in 12 states were indicted on charges of fencing stolen goods worth approximately $38 million. Fifty-five of the suspects have been arrested.
Undercover agents set up a store in Garfield, New Jersey, where they let it be known they would buy stolen goods. The investigation lasted 19 months.
Investigators said suspects would steal the items in varied ways, including ransacking warehouses and breaking open parked trucks.
Related sites:Note: Pages will open in a new browser window
External sites are not endorsed by CNN Interactive.
Rough weather suspends Navy's TWA search, again
EAST MORICHES, New York (CNN) -- Stormy weather forced the Navy to suspend search and recovery operations at the TWA Flight 800 crash site Tuesday, the fourth such delay in less than three weeks.
High winds and seas that topped seven feet halted operations before dawn. The three search ships remained moored at the crash site, some 10 miles off the coast of Long Island in the Atlantic Ocean, waiting for the weather to blow over.
Federal investigators are still working to confirm the cause of the July 17 crash, which killed all 230 people on board.
© 1996 Cable News Network, Inc.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.