Large explosives cache found in Egypt's Sinai

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CAIRO: Egyptian authorities on Sunday found over 2.75 tons of TNT explosives in the Sinai peninsula, a security official said.

The explosives, packed in 50 plastic sacks, were found by anti-drug squads in a warehouse in the Gifgafa region in central Sinai, the official said.

Police also found 1.2 tons of marijuana during the routine patrol of the area, the official said.

Egypt frequently finds arms and weapons caches in the Sinai peninsula and Israel has repeatedly complained that Egypt is not doing enough to prevent arms smuggling into the Gaza Strip.

According to Israel s internal security service, Shin Beth, some 40 tons of weapons and explosives have been smuggled from Egypt into the Gaza Strip in the past two months.

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