Egyptian army thwarts smuggling of tons of drugs, urea used to manufacture explosives



Fri, 08 Jul 2022 - 04:03 GMT


Fri, 08 Jul 2022 - 04:03 GMT

CAIRO – 8 July 2022: The Egyptian Armed Forces’ Border Guard has thwarted the smuggling of tons of illegal drugs as well as two tons of urea used to manufacture explosive devices.

“This comes in continuation of the Border Guards forces in facing smugglers and criminal elements and foiling plans and attempts that aim to threaten the stability of the society and harm the Egyptian national security,” a statement by the military spokesman read on Thursday.

This also comes in continuation of efforts to face these elements’ attempts to target the Egyptian youth by bringing large quantities of drugs in the country, the statement added.

During the periodic inspections of vehicles at tunnels and border crossings, the Border Guard forces managed to seize two tons of hashish essence and two tons of cannabis, 305 kg of hydro drug, and 37 kg of opium.

This is in addition seizing three rifles, 1,400 bullets, a number of satellite communication devices, three devices for detecting metals, and 32 electric machines.

“This comes as a continuation of the intensive efforts and the measures implemented by the Border Guards at day and night to secure Egypt's borders,” the spokesman said.

He added that these efforts come in conjunction with the intensification of control measures at all the state's border crossings and ports.



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