291 infiltrators into Libya arrested, weapons confiscated
Egyptian border guards patrol - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Border guards in the western military zone managed to arrest 291 infiltrators trying to illegally immigrate into Libya Saturday; 262 were Egyptians, 23 Sudanese, three Palestinians, and three Bangladeshis, Youm7 reported.

Borders guards close to Siwa managed to detect a warehouse containing 3,900 fireworks packs and 4,850 weapons. The guards also arrested two people driving two cars loaded with 2,250 cancerous cigarette cartons.

The forces north of Salloum checkpoint managed to stop a 4×4 vehicle loaded with thousands of Tramadol pills and four birdshots guns.

In a different incident, border guards arrested 45 Egyptians Saturday while trying to sneak into Libya through the desert, Ahram Gate reported.

The suspects remained with the border guards until they were sent to prosecution. They were charged with entering military zones banned for civilians and trying to illegally immigrate.

Additional reporting by Hassan Mashaly.

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