Naval Forces seize 8 tons of hashish and 55.000 carcinogenic cigarettes

Elements of Naval Forces, in cooperation with security bodies at the Interior Ministry seized a drug-smuggling boat, with more than 8 tons of hashish stashed on board.

In a statement on Wednesday 13/3/2019, the Armed Forces said that acting on a tip-off, the General Department for Drug Control monitored the suspected fishing boat while sailing from Baltim in Kafr El Sheikh governorate en route to the northern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. After a chase in the sea the boat was caught and its crew arrested.

In Ras El Hekma area, the Naval Forces also intercepted and seize a fishing boat with 55,000 packages of carcinogenic cigarettes on board. They arrested its six-member crew, the statement added.

Source: State Information Service Egypt