Human trafficking operation busted

By: Charlie Miller Two vehicles carrying 196 refugees of various nationalities were stopped by border forces near the Egyptian-Sudanese border on Monday morning, according to the Egyptian army. An Egyptian Armed Forces spokesperson confirmed earlier today that

By: Charlie Miller

Two vehicles carrying 196 refugees of various nationalities were stopped by border forces near the Egyptian-Sudanese border on Monday morning, according to the Egyptian army.

An Egyptian Armed Forces spokesperson confirmed earlier today that a convoy containing a total of 196 people was stopped by Egyptian Border Forces approximately 50km into Egypt, after travelling over the border from Sudan yesterday morning.

The convoy was reportedly heading for Libya when it was stopped by the Egyptian Armed Forces close to Camel Mountain in Upper Egypt.

The vehicles, the first reportedly a beige Toyota Land Cruiser and the second a large open-backed Mercedes lorry, contained 33 and 163 refugees respectively. An automatic AK-47 rifle complete with two magazines and several rounds of ammunition were also discovered, alongside a Thuraya satellite telephone. Both of these items are believed to belong to the Libyan driver of the second vehicle.

The refugees were of various nationalities, the majority of them Sudanese, with a number of Somalis, Eritreans and Pakistanis reported to be amongst them. It is expected that charges will be brought against all those arrested.

Daily News  – Egypt

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9 COMMENTS
  • ghezai April 25, 2013

    Thanks god. I hope it end for here. For ever .

  • Justice April 25, 2013

    Why just now after Eritrean Dipolmats visited Mr Morsi, why not at the beginning of the incidents 4 years ago????????????

    We will see the logic of the ridiculous stories!

  • Said April 25, 2013

    Wab family we need to get busy withe aljeezera.net thay not looking or case.series we have to late them now, we meanbusiness.if it’s not human traffic. what will be horrific..we have the voice. especially thosewho write in Arabic.. they have to take it seriously in Publishing.and tv . the whole arab warld.have to now . what happened today in Egypt.great .but we need more .

  • Said April 25, 2013

    Wab family we need to get busy withe aljeezera.net thay not looking or case.series we have to late them now, we meanbusiness.if it’s not human traffic. what will be horrific..we have the voice. especially thosewho write in Arabic.. they have to take it seriously in Publishing.and tv . the whole arab warld.have to now . what happened today in Egypt.great .but we need more .and be professional.

  • Said April 25, 2013

    What’s up date. Egypt trop. Did find any kids .on this operation.

  • Higdef telam April 26, 2013

    I’m happy but after thousands of Eritrean finishing
    Be strong morsi administration

  • hmmm April 28, 2013

    They busted this Libyan smuggler who was taking refugees to Libya. These were not the human traffickers who kidnap Eritreans, the real Kidnapers pay Egyptian officials so they never get caught. These random smullglers were caught because they didn’t pay the officials. End of story!

  • ida April 29, 2013

    I think issayas is trying to save his ass now
    He is trying to act like a Pres because all eritreans are mad at him.

  • Said April 29, 2013

    I asked all of you to pressure al Jazeera. Abut what happen in Sinai all we asking is half hour air.because nobody nobody believing that happening in they backyard..so .get busy.if have down so. leave your comment. that way I will know how many people getting involved. aljazeera.net thank u.

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