CAIRO: A court in Egypt on Sunday punished eight immigrants and 2 Egyptians to death on fees of smuggling in over 2 tonnes of heroin by sea, a judicial source claimed.
Authorities seized the drugs brought in by means of the Red Sea, worth around 2.5 billion pounds ($159 million), in 2019.
Seven Pakistanis, 2 Egyptians and also an Iranian were convicted for having actually stashed the drugs, also including almost 100 kgs (220 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, in a concealed storeroom aboard a ship, the source added, without providing information on where the shipment came from.
Capital punishment for civilian convicts in Egypt, the Arab world’s most populated country, is performed by hanging. The judgment can be appealed within two months.
Civils rights groups have actually routinely slammed Egypt’s “considerable spike” in taped implementations, which saw a more than threefold rise to 107 in 2015, from 32 in 2019.