Mursi’s son released pending drug probe

Abdullah Mursi, son of ousted Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi was released by prosecutors after agreeing to give a sample for a drug test. (File photo: Reuters)

Egyptian prosecutors have released the son of ousted President Mohammad Mursi after he agreed to give samples for a drug test.

The state MENA news agency says 20-year-old university freshman Abdullah Mursi was freed on Sunday after agreeing to give blood and urine samples for the test.

He was detained on Saturday on suspicion of drug possession. He was with a friend in a parked car that was searched by a police patrol east of Cairo. Officers reportedly found two rolled hashish cigarettes in the vehicle.

MENA said earlier that Abdullah - Mursi's youngest son - was held overnight because he refused the drug test.

Abdullah's older brother, Osama, had rejected the accusations, calling them fabricated.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43