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Egypt police arrest three attempting to smuggle 41 individuals across border: Directorate

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Jun 2018
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Egypt's Fayoum security directorate said in a statement on Saturday it arrested three who were attempting to smuggle 41 individuals to a different country.

The directorate explained that security forces acted on intelligence that three men from the governorate of Fayoum, aged  32, 35, and 48, were recruiting youths as illegal migrants to be smuggled out of the country, with the help of individuals in the city of Matrouh in north-western Egypt for a fee of EGP 12,000 each. 

Police apprehended the men while transporting the migrants in vehicles in ambush patrols, and referred them to prosecution.  

 

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