Egypt’s border guards arrest over 2,000 irregular migrants, seize tons of drugs

Ahram Online , Thursday 23 Dec 2021

Egypt’s border guards arrested 2,267 irregular migrants of different nationalities at strategic border areas over the past month, Armed Forces Spokesman Gharib Abdel-Hafez said in a statement on Thursday.

Egyptian border guards arrest 2,267 irregular migrants and seize tons of drugs over the past month. Egyptian Armed Forces

The corps also seized and destroyed tons of drugs over the last month in border areas and South Sinai, read the statement.

The drugs included 1,050kg of hashish, a drug derived from cannabis; 1,020kg of weed; 10kg of opium; 150kg of hydro; and 93,000 pills of different kinds.

In South Sinai, the forces removed narcotic plants cultivated over 90 feddans. More than nine tons of hemp, including hemp seeds, were seized and destroyed. Two hashish factories were also seized.

The border guards detected 12 tunnel portals, 230 vehicles used for the transportation of smuggled objects, 240 weapons, 120 firearm magazines, as well as 9,000 bullets, added the statement.

“This comes in continuation of the intensive efforts and all the measures implemented by the border guards round the clock to secure Egypt's borders… and intensify procedures of tightening control over all border crossings and ports of the state,” the statement said.

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