Is the theft of explosive materials, as well as the possession of stolen explosive materials, a Federal crime?

Yes. It is a Federal crime for any person to steal any explosive materials. It is also a Federal crime for any person to receive, possess, transport, ship, conceal, store, barter, sell, dispose of, or pledge or accept as security for a loan any stolen explosive materials. [18 U.S.C. 842(h), 844(k), (l)]

Last Reviewed September 15, 2015