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Russian ship crew detained in Egypt

The Egyptian security forces in Alexandria arrested five Russians, members of the crew of a ship carrying medicines, including the captain, a chief aide, and 3 others, RT reported on Monday.

The Russian Embassy in Cairo said that it is closely dealing with the situation of the arrest of Russian citizens in the port of Alexandria.


Reports suggest that the cargo ship “Soya” was docking ( flying the Comoros flag) with five Russian citizens on board, including the captain and his chief aide.

According to preliminary data, drugs containing narcotic substances were on board the cargo ship and were immediately seized on November 4.

The Russian embassy explained that after receiving information about the arrest of Russian citizens, the Egyptian authorities were immediately asked for permission to organize a consular visit.


This will allow  the embassy constant contact with the relatives of the detainees.

According to the relevant local authorities, the health of the crew members is not of any concern.

Olga, the wife of the captain of the ship, reported that the fraudster pretended to be a lawyer and demanded US$ 1,500 for providing his service for her husband.


There was also a report on the progress of the investigation and to allow the captain’s wife to speak with him “if there is a chance”.

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