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Egypt destroys 6 smuggling tunnels under Gaza border

Dec. 25, 2013 7:12 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 26, 2013 8:00 P.M.)
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.

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