Egyptian officer killed as army foils drug smuggling attempt in Sinai

Ahram Online , Wednesday 1 Mar 2023

Egypt's Armed Forces announced on Wednesday that border guards have foiled an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of drugs in South Sinai governorate, Military Spokesman Gharib Abdel-Hafez said in a statement.

File Photo: A helicopter flies overhead as soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid. REUTERS


Abdel-Hafez said a border guards patrol was combing roads when the guards noticed a suspicious vehicle. Upon approaching the vehicle for inspection, its passengers opened fire.

The fire exchange, the army spokesperson said, resulted in the death of a smuggler, an officer, and the injury of an officer and a soldier.

The Armed Forces affirmed their continued efforts to completely eradicate smuggling activities, Abdel-Hafez said.

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