Egyptians crossing border from Libya back to Egypt through Salloum Crossing Egyptians crossing border from Libya back to Egypt through Salloum Crossing

757 Egyptians return from Libya through Salloum Crossing border

Sat, Aug. 18, 2018
CAIRO – 18 August 2018: Marsa Matrouh Security Chief Hisham Nasr announced the return of 757 Egyptians from Libya via the Salloum Crossing (Egyptian-Libyan border) in the past 24 hours.

While 610 people among the returnees traveled legally to Libya, 147 people traveled illegally, according to MENA.

Nasr mentioned that travel procedures for 1,521 persons, including 265 Egyptians and 1,256 Libyans, have been finalized.

Marsa Matrouh governorate’s security directorate announced that it is always coordinating with the armed forces to control the routes, seeking the prevention of illegal immigration.

Despite such efforts, 353 Egyptians were arrested trying to illegally escape to Libya in July 2015.

Since the beginning of the Libyan insurgency against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan borders have been troubled especially since the borders between Egypt and Libya are porous, and cross-border crimes are not uncommon.
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