Military spokesperson Brigadier General Mohamed Samir confirmed that Border Guard soldiers captured five terrorists on Wednesday as they were crossing the southern borders into Sudan.
The terrorists are reportedly specialised in manufacturing explosives that targeted the power grid and electricity pylons. Further inspection of their four-wheel vehicle found $3,500 and LE 32,400 in their possession.
In other news, the military spokesperson issued a statement confirming that Border Guard forces, in cooperation with the Armed Forces Engineering Authority, have successfully demolished 18 new infiltration tunnels, raising the total to 1,696 tunnels to date.
Security forces also foiled an attempt to smuggle 400 poisoned cigarette cartons, in addition to another truck transporting 502 kg of marijuana, commonly known as bango.
The third field army destroyed twelve acres of bango in Wadi Firan district in the South Sinai governorate.
In the northern military area, around Alexandria, security forces thwarted illegal immigration attempts and apprehended 51 people, four Egyptian, 31 Syrians, 11 Palestinians and five Jordanians.
In Sallum, west most of Egypt, a four-wheel vehicle was captured attempting to smuggle 55 shotguns, 825 thousand narcotic pills and 23 kg of pure hash.
Samir added that 217 kg of pure hash were also confiscated on the coast of Hurghada.