112 border jumpers arrested at Egypt-Libya border

Ahram Online , Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

22 Sudanese citizens were among those arrested while attempting to enter Libya illegally

Egyptian border guards arrested early Tuesday 112 people attempting to cross illegally into Libya through desert roads in the South Salloum border city, Ahram Arabic website reported.

Among the border jumpers were 22 Sudanese citizens, while the rest were Egyptian, all of whom are being detained pending investigation.

Libya is often used as a transit point for migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean into Europe. 

The International Organisation for Migration estimates that between 330,000 and 1.5 million Egyptians worked in Libya before the NATO-backed uprising that toppled president Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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