CAIRO: Six Sudanese and one Libyan national were arrested Thursday south of Aswan for entering the country illegally, Youm7 reported.
The detainees did not have documents proving that they traveled to Egypt legally; they have been referred to the prosecution.
Many Sudanese nationals, regardless whether they access Egypt legally or not, come to Egypt to emigrate to Europe, Israel or Libya.
On April 26, 31 Sudanese people were arrested in North Sinai in a migration attempt to Israel. Sixteen Sudanese nationals suspected of attempting to illegally enter Israel were investigated by North Sinai security agencies Jan. 9, Youm7 reported.
On Nov. 23, Egyptian border forces fatally shot five Sudanese migrants trying to cross from Sinai into Israel. On Nov. 15, Egyptian police found the bodies of 15 African migrants who appeared to have been shot dead in the same area.
On March 25, 14 others were arrested in Beheira governorate in the Mediterranean over an attempt to illegally emigrate to Europe.
Nineteen unregistered Sudanese migrants were deported from Egypt March 19 after being arrested before illegally entering Libya territories.