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Egyptian army launches anti-smuggling campaign on Libyan border

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

CAIRO – An Egyptian army spokesman said in a statement on Saturday that “the Egyptian Armed Forces prevented the smuggling of arms and large quantities of drugs from neighboring Libya”, according to Russian new agency Sputnik.

“The border guards together with the forces of the Western Military District managed to stop two four-wheel-drive vehicles on the western border, in which they found three machine guns, a sniper rifle, five magazines, 115 different cartridges, and a satellite phone,” the army’s statement reads.

In addition, the military confiscated a large consignment of drugs — about a million pills and one tonne of other drugs.

Egypt’s army statement follows the announcement of Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 17 that Egypt and Russia will continue to jointly work on searching for ways to overcome the internal political crisis in Libya.

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