94 arrested for ‘illegal infiltration’ at Egypt-Libya border
Sallum border - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Some 84 Egyptians and 10 Sudanese were arrested Monday while attempting to illegally enter Libyan soil through the Sallum border crossing, Youm7 reported.

Several similar attempts were hindered at the Egypt-Libya border over the past few months.

On March 30, 75 Egyptians on the same charges, and 49 others including Bengalis and Sudanese were stopped at the borders March 23.

There is an ongoing intensive operation along the border with Libya to prevent any infiltration or illegal immigration.

The Sallum crossing has also received thousands of Egyptians returning from the war-torn Libya.

So far, over 36,000 Egyptians have returned since mid-February, when 20 Egyptian Copts were beheaded in Libya by the hands of the Islamic State (IS) group.

Additional reporting by Hassan Mashaly

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