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Egypt detains two foreigners for smuggling 11kg of cocaine

AFP , Sunday 17 Feb 2019
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Egypt on Saturday detained two foreigners for drug smuggling after they flew in to Cairo international airport carrying a large quantity of cocaine, official sources told AFP.

A Cairo prosecutor ordered the German woman and Turkish man held "for four days for investigations on charges of bringing in 11 kilogrammes of cocaine" into the country, a judicial source said.

A security source told AFP the pair arrived on an Emirates flight from Dubai.

Egypt's cabinet in late January approved a legislative amendment to increase punishments for drug smugglers to include the death penalty.

The proposal still needs to be passed by parliament.

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