A smallboat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma bring aboard Haitian migrants interdicted at sea from a sail freighter south of Acklins Island, Bahamas in this file photo from 2010. Coast Guard crews rescue undocumented migrants who put their lives in
CAIRO – 11 June 2019: Egyptian security forces managed to arrest two of the "most dangerous elements" which had worked to facilitate illegal immigration through forging the required official documents.
The two persons had been using innovative means and modern technology in issuing forged documents used in illegal immigration, according to security reports.
Investigations revealed that they take between LE 100,000 to LE 120,000 for every person intending to illegally migrate.
Inspecting the houses of the two suspects, the police announced seizing dozens of forged certificates with different names for one of the academies, a large number of papers written in a foreign language marked with fake government seals, and others.
Egypt has not recorded any case of illegal immigration since 2016, Egypt’s presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady announced in February.
On the sidelines of Munich Security Conference 2019, President Abdel Fatah al Sisi spoke about Egypt’s successful experience in controlling illegal immigration and countering terrorism especially in Sinai.
He added that Egypt did not ask for any aid from European countries, and managed on its own to stop illegal immigration. “Not even one case has been recorded since September 2016,” Rady stated. He explained that the Egyptian authorities were keen to end illegal immigration and to curb the cases of illegal immigration deaths.