Egypt arrests 70 illegal migrants near Libyan border

Egyptian border guards arrested 70 people on Monday who were attempting to sneak into Egypt from Libya over the desert border south of Salloum crossing.

A military patrol arrested 60 Sudanese citizens, four Bengalis and six Egyptians and referred them to the Salloum military prosecution.

Lieutenant Colonel Reda Mostafa al-Ezazy, head of the military prosecution, ordered them detained for eight days pending investigations. The suspects would be referred to Matrouh Military Court, where they would be tried for attempting to enter the country illegally and for entering a military-only zone without a license.  

Edited translation from MENA

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