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.