Wed, Oct 20, 2010 | The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
Egyptian Security Forces Prevent Weapons Smuggling Into the Gaza Strip
The Palestinian and Egyptian media reported that on October 18 Egyptian security forces seized a consignment of weapons intended for smuggling from through the tunnels Sinai into the Gaza Strip.
It included 150 kilograms (330 pounds) of explosives, bullet-proof vests, 33 mines, 55 automatic rifles, ammunition and 25 hand grenades.
The Egyptian security forces also exposed five tunnels used for smuggling merchandise and cars into the Gaza Strip. In one of the tunnels they seized large quantities merchandise and electrical appliances (Al-Quds, Miswari and Ma’an News Agency websites, October 18, 2010).