CAIRO: A total of 19 Eritreans were arrested in Daraw city, north of Aswan governorate, after they illegally entered into the country, Youm7 reported Friday.
The arrested will be referred to specialized prosecution for investigations.
On March 7, some 42 Eritreans were arrested in Aswan over similar circumstances.
Egyptian authorities routinely announce foiled illegal attempts of migrants, including Egyptians and foreigners, to travel to Europe, but no certain numbers about how many were able to successfully slip under the radar are available.
A law that imposes imprisonment and fine for human trafficking and illegal immigration was approved by the cabinet in November.
A total of 22,026 people of different nationalities were arrested over illegal immigration attempts in December, according to military spokesperson Mohamed Samir.