Over 1,000 migrants detained in Musaid by joint military and security units

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 31 May 2023, 04:04 PM
alwasat radio

The Libyan News Agency in Benghazi reported that joint military and security units "arrested more than 1,000 illegal immigrants of different nationalities" found in the farms and homes of smugglers in city of Musaid on the Libyan border with Egypt.

The region has been witnessing daily security tension between security units and local residents after the death of a young man in clashes between border guards and smugglers, according to security sources.

Army General Command and Interior Ministry of the parliament-appointed government dispatched security and military reinforcements on Tuesday.

Those reinforcements were able to “find farms, inside of which were found workshops for the manufacture of wooden boats for the purpose of smuggling migrants by sea”, the agency added.

Related Topics