Tripoli, 29 December:
Egyptian police officers in Matruh seized a carload of ammunition yesterday morning that they say had been smuggled across . . .[restrict]the border from Libya.
The vehicle was seized by officers acting on reports that a car carrying thousands of rounds of live ammunition was travelling on the desert road between Sallum and Matruh, near to the border with Libya.
Officers stopped the car, a Toyota without number plates, and found 8,750 cartridges for small arms in the boot. The intelligence that they received had said that the ammunition had been smuggled across the land border with Libya.
Matruh’s judicial police department have been tasked with writing a report on the provenance of the seized contraband. [/restrict]