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Elham AbolFateh

Egypt

Court extends detention of 5 smugglers had 1350 kg of raw heroin

Sunday 22/April/2018 - 02:19 PM
the accused
the accused
Mohamed Emad

Hurghada District Court، headed by Chancellor Bassem Gaber decided to extend detention on remand for five Pakistani smugglers for 15 days.

The accused attempted to smuggle about one ton and 350 kilogram of raw heroin on an Iranian ship.

The shipment is estimated at 10 Egyptian billion pounds.

It was described as “the largest amount of banned drugs” smuggled into the country.

On April 11، Egypt’s navy forces have foiled the smuggling attmpet، seizing the stuff and arrested all five defendants.

Police prepared the necessary ambiguities following the legal procedures to arrest the accused.

But smuggler exchanged fire with police. No casualties reported.

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