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Border guards seize 48 tons of drugs, 9.3M narcotic bills in 2019

By: MENA
Mon, Dec. 30, 2019
CAIRO, Dec 30 (MENA) - In line with directives of the General Command of the Armed Forces, the border guards managed to seize nearly 48 tons of drugs (hashish, bango, heroin, opium and cocaine) and 9.3 million tons of narcotic bills and destroy 373 feddans planted with cannabis during 2019.

They also succeeded in seizing 1,027 pieces of firearms, 850,000 bullets, 206 gun magazines, six binoculars (field glasses) and 105 kg of explosives.

Also, 12 cross-border tunnels were destroyed in North Sinai throughout 2019.

The border guards also thwarted illegal infiltration attempts by 30,000 persons of different nationalities.

They seized 836 vehicles, 13 loaders, 24 bikes and 14 inflatable boats used to smuggle contraband and duty-unpaid goods.

They also confiscated 296 kg of silver and gold ornaments, 60 satellite devices and one million pounds' worth of hard currency in the possession of smugglers.
 
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