The Egyptian security services have seized a weapons consignment including Grad
rockets, the Egyptian press reported on Wednesday.
Security sources said
a gang had smuggled the consignment – consisting of 108 Grad rocket warheads and
19,646 rounds of ammunition – into the seaport of Marsa Matruh, according to
Egyptian daily Al-Masry al-Youm.
The consignment was most likely destined
for Gaza but could also have been en route to buyers in Egypt’s increasingly
Al-Masry al-Youm cited unnamed security sources as saying
a gang of three Egyptian suspects fled into the desert around Marsa Matruh,
leaving behind the weapons consignment after security services ambushed