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Shortage of Egypt petrol and diesel due to smuggling into Gaza: Major General

The head of anti-trafficking blames Egypt's nationwide shortage of benzene and diesel to the smuggling of fossil fuels into Gaza

Ahram Online, Sunday 18 Sep 2011
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Major General Mohamed Ismail, head of the anti-trafficking General Administration of Food Supply, put the nationwide shortage of petroleum and diesel down ‎to the smuggling of fossil fuels into Gaza. ‎

Lately, a shortage of benzene and diesel in several Egyptian governorates has been repeatedly ‎reported. ‎

Ismail explained that fossil fuels have been constantly smuggled from Egypt to Gaza through tunnels ‎and small fishing boats.‎

In an interview with the television programme, 90 Minutes, Ismail asserted that Egyptian authorities are exerting ‎huge efforts to deter fuel smuggling.‎

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18-09-2011 02:04pm
OK there are the smugglers who cross ilegaly the borders, but who supplies them? Businessmen of the Mubarak era for shure, is there anything done? Roads accessing to the Gaza border are not millions and sand track do not allow heavy trucks of barrels or tankers. The refineries should know who buys what, records can see why all at once a client s need skyrockets, Just think or the basheech system is still well and kicking. Where are authorities ? you can t control mobs, you can t control borders, robbery is everywhere , same as agressions..but they chase double parkers !!! WHAKE UP
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