Egyptian police uncover smuggling tunnel leading to Gaza

October 5, 2007 21:38

Egyptian authorities discovered a freshly dug tunnel leading under the border to the Gaza Strip and arrested an Egyptian man inside it, a security official said Friday. Moussa el-Mallahi confessed to police that he used the tunnel to smuggle explosives, money and weapons to militants on the other side of the border, said the security official. Authorities decided not to seal the tunnel in hopes of catching more smugglers attempting to use it, the official added.

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