CAIRO – Egypt´s interior minister says security forces have
confiscated a large amount of weapons, including rockets and
automatic machine guns, smuggled into the country from neighboring
Gen. Mohammed Ibrahim says security forces acting on a tip Friday
stopped a car and truck packed with munitions on the highway near the
Egyptian coastal city of Marsa Matrouh. He says one of the men was
killed in an exchange of fire.
Ibrahim described the bust as "the biggest" in the history of
Interior Ministry and said the weapons were smuggled from the Libyan
city of Sirte.
He says one of the men arrested confessed that the weapons were being
taken to the Sinai Peninsula to be smuggled to the Gaza Strip.