Tripoli, 4 September:
Egyptian border guards smuggled a shipment of over four million Tramadol tablets as smugglers attempted to transport it into . . .[restrict]Egypt from Libya yesterday.
Mohammed Elmasry, the Egyptian military’s Western Region Commander, said that the guards, under the command of General Sami Samaha, apprehended the lorry after a pursuit on a desert road, 15 kilometres east of the city of Matrouh.
The confiscated tablets, numbering 4,210,000, are being held by the Egyptian border force, awaiting transfer to the prosecution authorities.
Tramadol is a pain-killing drug, used to treat moderately severe pain. [/restrict]