Egypt detains two foreigners for smuggling 11 kilograms of cocaine

Egypt detained two foreigners for drug smuggling after they flew in to Cairo international airport carrying 11 kilograms of cocaine. (File photo: AFP)

Egypt detained on Saturday two foreigners for drug smuggling after they flew in to Cairo international airport carrying a large quantity of cocaine, official sources told AFP.

A Cairo prosecutor ordered the German woman and Turkish man held “for four days for investigations on charges of bringing in 11 kilograms of cocaine” into the country, a judicial source said.

Egypt’s cabinet in late January approved a legislative amendment to increase punishments for drug smugglers to include the death penalty.

The proposal still needs to be passed by parliament.

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