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Monday, September 13, 2010

Egypt arrests Hamas member for smuggling gold through tunnels

Palestine Press Agency quotes an Egyptian newspaper as saying that Egyptian authorities arrested a man several months ago on suspicion of smuggling gold to Hamas.

The man, Mohammed Bassam Naim, is the son of Bassam Naim, Ismail Haniyeh's bodyguard. He is in an Egyptian university to gain a political science degree.

Police arrested him in April and found large quantities of gold, and recently they have arrested a number of Egyptians suspected of being involved in the smuggling.