Egyptian army seizes 2.5 tonnes of marijuana

The Egyptian army has reported the seizure of several tonnes of marijuana

by The Commentator on 25 May 2013 13:17


The Egyptian army foiled an attempt to smuggle 2.5 tonnes of marijuana on Saturday morning in the area of Shark El Tafreaa in Port Said governorate, north of Cairo, Armed Forces spokesperson Ahmed Mohamed Ali said.

The Egypt Independent reports that in a statement published on his official Facebook page, Ali said that border guards confiscated a truck carrying 43 plastic sacks of marijuana, known as "bango" in Egyptian slang, that were hidden under the freight of the truck.

Legal procedures are being followed regarding the seizures and the case was referred to prosecutors for investigation, Ali added.

The bust is one of the largest seizures in recent months.

The biggest took place last September, when police discovered a 15 tonne truckload of marijuana.

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