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Three British citizens found with weapons on yacht

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Hurghada Airport security apprehended three British citizens with firearms in a yacht heading for Suez Port coming from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Security seized from the yacht owner and two sailors ammunition magazines, laser-guided sniper rifles, radios, bullet-proof vests, helmets and spare parts for automatic weapons. The weapons, whose estimated value is LE2 million, were hidden inside the tourist yacht that raised the Panamanian flag.

The weapons, which are banned from being traded in Egypt, were confiscated, a report was filed on the incident and the defendants were referred to prosecution for investigation.

The defendants said they received the weapons in Jeddah Port and denied knowledge that trading such weapons was illegal in Egypt.

Since the beginning of the January 2011 revolution, Egyptian authorities have seized weapons inside and at entrance points around the country. Weapons were also stolen from police departments after the ouster of President Mubarak.

This article is an edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm


http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/th ... ound-yacht



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I hope that picture is not of the 'yacht, I envisaged a turn of the century brass & mahogany bermudan sloop, that's a plastic lawnmower used by chavs, 'chavs with guns, wonder who they were and where they went..spooky....:cool:
£2OOk is not a lot of armory these days but enough to kit up three guys though...
"a report was filed on the incident and the defendants were referred to prosecution for investigation ?????????
Must have a bloody good lawyer then....tata egypt....
'my defense would be, we're hunting for somali pirates, and got lost....
laser-guided sniper rifles not second-hand $25OOO dollars each..
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Yup, just personal protection in those waters :sd
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The three 'chaps are now back in 'Legoland-Vauxhall for a swift drink and debrief then off to The Spreadeagle-Hereford.
During the Falklands Conflict the SAS pioneered the use of specially trained exploding penguins. not a lot of people know that....:cool:
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Wickedly clever, those SAS chappies. A bit rough on the penguins, but! Shhh, don't start Jewel off. :mrgreen:
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Love the pic of the 'yacht' - looks suspiciously disguised as a dive boat complete with egyptian flag lol!
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Your right Janen :lol: that is not the photo of the yacht, that photo is used for snorkeling/diving tours on some websites :roll:

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http://www.egyptindependent.com/node/22676

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Mahmya's fleet of 10 yachts provides transportation to and from Giftun Island
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More "Black Op's" ??? :tk
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