The WWI-era equipment had been acquired from a Polish ammunition factory in the late 1930s.
Law-enforcement officials are now looking into whether any of that money was used to buy weapons and ammunition.
Authorities found a loaded semi-automatic gun they believe Benton discarded on a nearby hillside and ammunition in his car.
1620s, from French soldiers' faulty separation of Middle French la munition into l'ammunition; from Latin munitionem (nominative munitio) "a fortifying" (see munition), and at first meaning all military supplies in general. The mistake in the word perhaps was by influence of French a(d)monition "warning." The error was corrected in French (Modern French munition), but retained in English.
: The fat ammo barge rocked up and downnoun