Border guards foil attempts to smuggle 40 bags of explosives: Military Spox
Border guards foil attempts to smuggle 40 bags of explosives - YOUM7
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CAIRO: A total of 40 bags of explosives were seized in a car inside the Martyr Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel that connects Suez with the Sinai Peninsula, according to military spokesperson Mohamed Samir’s Facebook page Wednesday.

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Some eight cylindrical devices containing explosive material and amount of 42,822 EGP were also found hidden inside the car, said the statement.

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In a related context, border guards have seized a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle without metal plates in Al-Bowety district in Baharia Oasis. The guards found inside the car a total of 1.12 million tablets of Taramdol drug, and 1.28 million tablets of Tamil drug.

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The seizures were delivered to the competent authorities for legal action.

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Egyptian authorities have escalated measures at the country’s borders to cease attempts of illegal immigration, as well as drug and weapon smuggling.

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In November, border guards seized 478 weapons and large amount of explosive devices. The campaign also arrested 15 tons of different types of drugs including: Hashish, Opium, marijuana, and Tramadol and Tamil drugs.

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During the same month, some 610 unregistered migrants of different nationalities were arrested at borders, while in September; border guards arrested around 2,215 people in cities on the Mediterranean and at the Egyptian-Libya borders.

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