Egypt destroys 6 smuggling tunnels under Gaza border
Published Wednesday 25/12/2013 (updated) 26/12/2013 20:00
CAIRO (Ma’an) – Egyptian border guards on Tuesday afternoon discovered and destroyed six smuggling tunnels under the border with the Gaza Strip, military sources said.
They told Ma’an that the operation was a joint activity between border guards and army engineering units. They added that the tunnels were discovered in Rafah on the Egyptian side.
A large quantity of goods was seized near the tunnels including more than 1,800 mobile phones and 300 boxes of cigarettes.
Separately, Egyptian border guards seized about 700 kilos of cannabis.