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Interior Ministry takes possession of Egypt's new delivery of tear gas

The shipment of gas from the US was being held up by customs staff at Suez

Ahram Online, Tuesday 29 Nov 2011
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Police forces fire tear gas at protesters in Mohamed Mahmoud street (photo: Reuters)

The Ministry of Interior has finally taken possession of a shipment of tear gas canisters, after customs employees initially refused to let it pass.

The new gas canisters have already been transported to the ministry's storerooms.

Questioning of the employees who refused to let the shipment pass was cancelled as Mohamed El-Sayed, head of the Central Administration of Suez Customs, said he "reprimanded them off the record." 

A group of customs employees at the Suez port have revealed that the Egyptian Ministry of Interior is in the process of receiving 21 tons of tear gas from the US.

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