CAIRO: Some 12 Saudis and a Kuwaiti were arrested over unauthorized hunting of rare wild animals in a natural reserve in South Aswan city, Upper Egypt, Youm7 reported Monday.
The arrested were found in Garf Hussein district in the governorate, and were accused of violating the law by hunting without a permit. The kind of animals being hunted was not disclosed.
Two residents from Aswan; the first one called Eid, 34, and the second, Othman, 67, were found escorting the arrested hunters.
They were all taken to specialized prosecution for legal procedures to be taken against them.
In February, a huge number of rare animals and birds were seized in Cairo before sale in an anti-poaching campaign.
The seized animals, which included rare monkeys, desert tortoises, a white stork, green turtles and Amazon parrots among other endangered animals, were reportedly handed over to the Giza Zoo.
In October 2015, two falcon hunters on illegal hunting trip in the Red Sea governorate crossed over a landmine, killing one of them and injuring the other.