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Egyptian security uncovers smuggling storehouse

May 22, 2010 10:39 A.M. (Updated: May 23, 2010 9:44 A.M.)
Al-Arish - Ma'an - School knapsacks, shoes and plastic dinnerware, were among the goods seized by Egyptian officials Friday afternoon when officers raided a smuggling tunnel storehouse near Rafah.

Security sources said officers raided a huge warehouse used to house goods ready for transfer into Gaza, in the Sarsurieyah neighborhood, northeast of the Rafah crossing, some 120 meters away from the border.

The contents of the warehouse were seized, and counted as follows:

20 crates of school bags

40 crates of shoes

60 crates of plastic cultery, plates and cups

30 crates of picture frames

20 crates of plastics

250 wooden planks

Senior officers said recent smuggling efforts have focused on the transfer of cars and car parts through the tunnels, as well as fuel for vehicles and domestic-use gas.
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