Egypt uncovers 13 smuggling tunnels into Gaza

November 4, 2010 20:39


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Egyptian authorities uncovered 13 smuggling tunnels leading from the Sinai into Hamas-run Gaza over the past 48 hours, an Egyptian security official told AFP on Thursday.

According to the report, Egyptian police managed to capture one suspected smuggler carrying an automatic weapon when raiding one of the tunnels, although all the other smugglers believed to be in the area at the time successfully managed to escape arrest.

Police found cement, steel reinforcing rods and food products inside or near the smuggling tunnels.

Tunnels have now been sealed as the police prepare to destroy them entirely.

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