Egyptian policeman, 3 suspected drug-dealers killed in shoutout near Ain Sokhna

Ahram Online , Friday 27 Jan 2017

A policeman and three suspected drug-dealers were killed in a shootout close to Ain Sokhna resort town on Friday, the interior ministry has said.

In an official statement, the ministry said the shootout took place after police forces arrived at the scene of the suspects' hideout, located 102km along the Cairo-Ain Sokhna highway, after reports of drug-dealing.

When the police arrived, the suspects shot at the forces, so they fired back, the statement added.

The ministry said that a "number" of suspects were arrested at the scene, mainly for substance abuse, and 33 firearms in addition to 7 kilograms of heroin were confiscated.


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