Half ton of explosives seized in Suez

Suez police forces seized 500 kilograms of explosives on Friday believed to have been en route to South Sinai.

Major General Abdel Refaat, the Suez security chief, was notified that smugglers in Cairo were preparing to transport the explosives, which are used to create tunnels through mountains for mining.

Police set up ambushes along the Suez-Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel Road and apprehended the smuggler’s vehicle, arresting the suspect. The suspect confessed to being on his way to South Sinai to hand the explosives over to other smugglers.

Edited translation from MENA

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