The gang members in custody (Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Interior Facebook page)
An Egyptian court sentenced on Wednesday four Colombian nationals to 10 years in prison each for their involvement in five burglaries in New Cairo.
The court also acquitted the defendants for six other thefts.
According to the prosecution, the defendants formed a gang specialised in burglarising homes in the wealthy 5th Settlement district in new Cairo, and confessed to breaking into five villas.
Christian Camillo, Jorman Fenanand, Michael Humberto and Christian Esteban were arrested by a special police unit at an apartment in downtown Cairo's Abdeen district on 8 April.
Upon searching the apartment, police found gold and diamond jewelry weighing about 2kg, as well as cash in several currencies.