Ex-Egypt security officials slapped with travel ban

Ahram Online, Wednesday 10 Apr 2013

Handful of former interior ministry officials, along with two former regional governors, are barred from leaving country after being charged with corruption

Egypt MOI
Egypt's Ministry of Interior (Photo: Reuters)

A number of former interior ministry officials were banned from travel on Wednesday after being accused of illegally acquiring some LE1.6 billion (roughly $240.5 million) worth of ministry funds, Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website reported.

Thirteen former police officers and 16 former civilian interior ministry employees face charges of corruption dating from the period between 2006 and 2011, Al-Ahram added.

Those banned from travel include Ahmed Diaa El-Din, former governor of the Upper Egyptian Minya governorate, and Abdel-Rahim Qenawi, former head of Egypt's General Security Department.

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