Egypt’s Attorney-General Nabil Sadiq approved forwarding the cases of 292 suspects to military courts due to their membership in 22 cells affiliated with Wilayat Sinai terrorist group.
Investigations revealed that (chief) suspect, Hisham Abdel Halim Alkatsh, who lives in Syria, sold all his property in Egypt and assigned one of his relatives to give$1 million to several cell members.
From confessions made by the detainees information emerged to the effect that they had been smuggling weapons from Gaza to Sinai. Security forces confiscated weapons, ammunition and money in possession of the defendants. Some of them were arrested with takfiri books and fake IDs as well as cash in US dollar currency.