Drugs

Egyptian police handles thousands of cases in 1 week

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 - 07:07 GMT

The Ministry of Interior released on Saturday a statement detailing its achievements over one week.

Attempt to smuggle large amounts of drugs worth LE 30M thwarted in Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 09:24 GMT

This comes as part of the ministry’s efforts to combat crime in all forms, especially in the field of drug trafficking.

66K drivers apprehended for failing to wear a mask, 256 cafes closed after violating anti-coronavirus measures

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 - 02:07 GMT

A total of 256 cafes, 9 educational centers and 9,912 shops have been shut down due to violations of anti-Covid-19 measures, while 66,836 public transport drivers have been apprehended for failing to wear a mask.

UNODC executive director calls for collective action in face of drug trafficking

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 - 02:27 GMT

Around 269 million people used drugs worldwide in 2018, which is 30 percent more than in 2009, while over 35 million people suffer from drug use disorders.

Egyptian engineer on death row in Saudi Arabia exonerated: family

Sun, 26 Apr 2020 - 12:45 GMT

An Egyptian engineer who was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia in 2017 on charges of smuggling drugs to the Kingdom was acquitted of charges, his brother told Egypt Today, saying the ruling is almost final.

Egypt approves clinical trials for COVID-19 drugs: WHO official

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 - 03:14 GMT

Egypt approved proposals to conduct clinical trials to help develop a treatment for the virus, said director for communicable diseases in the World Health Organization’s regional office.

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

Mon, 30 Dec 2019 - 09:51 GMT

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.

Egypt says Ghada Waly eligible for UNODC executive director position

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 - 09:29 GMT

Waly was also chosen to succeed Yury Fedotov of Russia as director-general of the UN Office at Vienna (UNOV).

UN appoints Ghada Waly executive director of Office on Drugs and Crime

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 - 08:30 GMT

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ghada Fathi Waly of Egypt as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Ms. Waly will also serve as Director‑General of the Uni

Police launches operations against 2 dangerous criminal areas

Sun, 10 Nov 2019 - 02:29 GMT

That has resulted in the arrest of 55 defendants.

AIDS patient expulsion from Gharbia hospital investigated

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 - 09:19 GMT

The ministry said those who mistreated the patient must be held accountable.

The Critical Status of Egypt’s R&D

Sun, 19 May 2019 - 01:21 GMT

An in-depth look at research and development across various industrial sectors in Egypt.

Egyptian authorities thwart attempt of smuggling 295kg of Khat

Sun, 07 Apr 2019 - 10:21 GMT

The arrested persons are foreigners who rented a house in Dar al-Salam district, a blue-collar area southern Cairo.

Egypt thwarts attempt of smuggling 2 tons of drugs

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 - 08:48 GMT

The Ministry conducted prior investigations and arrested a group of drug dealers while they were trying to bring the drugs into the country in the Red Sea, the statement added.

Awqaf Min. calls for withdrawing driving licenses of drug abusers

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 - 11:01 GMT

Gomaa called Wednesday for withdrawing the driving licenses of drug abusers and addicts to preserve the safety of people.

Egypt launches intensive traffic checkpoints to deter driving under influence of drugs

Sun, 03 Mar 2019 - 11:14 GMT

By doing this, Egypt aims to do two things: Reduce the amount of accidents and tackle the drug problem in Egypt.

675 drivers, 48 drug users in Damietta detected

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 - 08:06 GMT

Ghada Wali stressed on Saturday that the drivers on the high and internal roads of Damietta are being tested for drugs.

Smuggling attempt of drugs thwarted at Nuewiba port

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 - 08:00 GMT

Egyptian authorities at Nuewiba port thwarted an attempt to smuggle large amounts of drugs hidden inside a Syrian apple consignment.

Officials foil an attempt to smuggle 5M Captagon tablets into Egypt

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 - 12:44 GMT

After receiving information on the arrival of a container of drugs, the directorate monitored the container and arrested the gang.

Factories that refuse to withdraw expired drugs to be shut down: Consumer Protection

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 - 11:15 GMT

"Companies are legally obliged to withdraw expired medicines from the market."

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