Egypt Independent

Smugglers apprehended trying to bring 35 missiles from Libya to Egypt

Border guards foiled an attempt to smuggle 35 missiles coming from Libya

on Friay.

Armed Forces spokesperson Ahmed Mohamed Ali said on his Facebook account that after intelligence services received information that individuals would attempt to smuggle weapons across the Libya-Egypt border, then Egypt set up the necessary ambushes and patrols to detain them.

The border guards attempted to cross 15 km west of the international mark number 19, 8 km north of the Salloum crossing. They carried six sacks that included 35 land missiles coming from Libya, Ali said.

Legal measures have been started and the prosecutor has been notified to launch investigations.