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Seven tonnes of marijuana seized in Egypt

Cairo, June 16 (IANS) Egyptian border guard forces have seized seven tonnes of marijuana which was being smuggled in a truck coming from Sinai, state-run news agency MENA reported.

Jun 15 2013, 10:48pm CDT | by

Seven tonnes of marijuana seized in Egypt
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Cairo, June 16 — Egyptian border guard forces have seized seven tonnes of marijuana which was being smuggled in a truck coming from Sinai, state-run news agency MENA reported.

The border guards in Suez governorate managed to bust the truck carrying construction material, with sacks of marijuana hidden underneath while the vehicle was crossing Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel.

A 50-year-old man and his 22-year-old son have been arrested.

Xinhua said that over the past few months, police have arrested many drug smugglers and destroyed acres of land planted with marijuana.

In March, police arrested three men in Qena with around one tonne of marijuana, and also seized two acres of land in Assiut where marijuana was planted.

In May, a farmer in Gharbiya was arrested for planting half acre of his land with marijuana.

In the beginning of this month, police arrested two people in Sharqiya with 750 kg of marijuana in their possession.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

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