Security forces in northern Sinai thwarted the smuggling of six U.S.-made missiles to the Gaza Strip Friday morning, January 4, Haaretz reported. According to an Egyptian news agency, special police units and border police assisted by a sapper located a secret warehouse storing six missiles that were on their way to being smuggled through tunnels into Gaza. The missiles have a range of 47 miles, and Egyptian authorities believe they were smuggled from Libya into the Sinai Peninsula. This is not the first time missiles and other weapons designated for smuggling to the Gaza Strip have been seized by the Egyptian authorities. Two weeks ago, security forces thwarted the smuggling of 17 French-made missiles into Gaza. Egyptian authorities assert that they have been working to prevent such weapons smuggling since the Hamas-Israel cease-fire following Operation Pillar of Defense.