Authorities announce major drugs and weapons busts
Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Interior Ministry announced Friday it had seized 28 firearms and 157 bladed weapons after arresting three alleged gangs and 101 alleged drug dealers in the last 24 hours across the country.

The ministry added in its Friday statement that it arrested 23 wanted outlaws.

It added authorities had also seized 321 unlicensed motorbikes, five stolen vehicles, 26 firearms and 53 different types of ammunition.

The alleged drug dealers were arrested in possession of 28,790 kilograms of marijuana, 8.567 kilograms of hashish, 181 grams of heroin and 5,011 pills, authorities said.

Additional Reporting by Ibrahim Ahmed

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