Egyptian authorities capture 153 illegal migrants

Wednesday 29-10-2014 09:21 AM
Egyptian authorities capture 153 illegal migrants

Sudanese workers sleep on the ground as they wait for Egyptian visas, next to the Libyan-Egyptian border crossing in Musaid September 25, 2014.


CAIRO, Oct 28 (Aswat Masriya) - The Egyptian authorities have thwarted several attempts of illegal immigration during the third week of October, the military spokesman announced on his official Facebook page on Tuesday. 

The statement said that 153 illegal migrants were captured in Egypt's eastern and southern border governorates of Matrouh, 108 of them are Egyptians, 39 Syrians, three Palestinians, one Sudanese, one Ethiopian and one Eritrean.

The army spokesman also said they thwarted attempts to smuggle goods. 

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