Monday, March 1, 2010

Egyptian police detain Gaza child inside smuggling tunnel

Al-Arish – Ma'an – Egyptian security arrested a Palestinian child working inside a smuggling tunnel in the Salah Ad-Din area in Rafah on Monday, reportedly extracting him from the subterranean passage beneath Egyptian soil.

Egyptian security forces were searching the area when they located 14-year-old Mustapha Shukry as he hooked up pallets of goods to transport machinery in the tunnel.

The security unit removed the child, searched the tunnel for additional workers then began setting up explosives that would destroy the passage, they said.