Police in the 6th of October City, Cairo’s largest satellite city, have arrested two people trying to sell a large quantity . . .[restrict]of arms, ammunition and explosives worth an estimated $145 million. The arms were said to have been smuggled from Libya. The two men were referred to the Egyptian Attorney General for further questioning.
According to the Egyptian police, a search was still continuing for two other accomplices and the weapons.
Major-General Kamal Al-Dali, director of Giza homicide police, had received information about a gang plotting to distribute a large quantity of weapons and explosives which had been smuggled into the country from Libya by a number of arms traders. According to the information, the two arms traders were living in an apartment in the Six October city.
A planned raid was made on the apartment in Six October City where two men were arrested. According to police sources they were playing a video film at the time showing some of the explosives. The two men reportedly told the police that they were waiting for a dealer to arrive and see the explosives on the video. They also reportedly stated that they had two other partners staying in the town of Fayyoum. It was apparently these latter who smuggled the weapons from Libya. [/restrict]