Tagged: arrest

Four ISIS collaborators arrested in Egypt, Ennahar Online (Egypt), 5 October 2014

Four ISIS collaborators arrested in EgyptThe Middle East News Agency (Egyptian state media outlet) reported today that Egyptian police arrested four people recruiting youths to fight with ISIS in Syria. It added that the police arrested them in the coastal Port Said governorate, and that they admitted to being part of an eight-person cell and that the other four were in Syria. The general prosecutor decided to imprison the four arrested pending further investigations. ISIS has attracted the interest of Egyptians over social networking sites. Egyptian security forces estimate that there are 8000 Egyptians fighting abroad.

Translated by Kevin Moore.

Original article available here.


‘Three Egyptians arrested in Ethiopia on charges of spying,’ Elaph (London), 10 May 2014

Ethiopian authorities have arrested three Egyptians, saying that they were spying on the Grand Renaissance Dam. Meanwhile, the Egyptian foreign ministry said that relevant agencies are following the case, indicating that Egypt will not compromise on the issue of the dam. A security source told “Elaph” that information about the dam is readily available to Egypt, and that it does not need to spy to get it. Continue reading

’45 Kilos of Hashish seized in Casablanca’, Menera (Morocco), 26 November 2013

hash45 Kilos of hash detained on route to Casa Blanca in the arrest of five members of a smuggling ring. Security forces have also arrested a number of dealers in the vicinity of various educational institutions.

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‘Egyptian Security arrested 3 Jihadists in Sinai’, Al-Quds (Palestine), 14 August 2013

‎الأمن المصري يعتقل 3 “جهاديين” في سيناء

14 أغسطس 2013 – 03:54

Source: Al-Quds

العريش – (د ب أ) – أكد مصدر أمني مصري مسؤول أن قوات الأمن تمكنت من اعتقال ثلاثة من العناصر المطلوبة لدى الأجهزة الأمنية مساء أمس الثلاثاء.

وأوضح المصدر لوكالة الأنباء الألمانية، أن أحد المعتقلين قيادي جهادي كبير تم ضبطه بالقرب من كمين الخروبة شرق العريش وأن الاثنين الآخرين تم ضبطهما واعتقالهما بمعرفة الأجهزة الأمنية في أماكن لم يفصح عنها. ولم يكشف المصدر عن أسماء المعتقلين أيضا لـ”دواع أمنية”.

وأضاف المصدر أنه تم نقل العناصر الثلاثة بالطائرة إلى القاهرة فور القبض عليهم للتحقيق معهم.



Egyptian Security arrested 3 Jihadists in Sinai

August 14 2013 03:54

Al-Arish – DBA – An official Egyptian security  source confirmed that security forces arrested three security service individuals on Tuesday evening.

The source explained to the German News Agency that one of the arrested is a big jihadi leader who was arrested near Kharouba in East al-Arish in an ambush and the two others were arrested had security service IDs on them were arrested in undisclosed locations. The source also didn’t reveal “the names of the detained for security reasons.”

The source added that he moved the three individuals immediately by plane to Cairo for questioning.

Translated by Robert Forster

“17 girls and a Lebanese man imprisoned and charged with the activity of sex over the phone”, Al-Watan (Kuwait), 20th March 2013

حبس 17 فتاة ولبناني بتهمة ممارسة الجنس عبر الهاتف

القاهرة – محمد جمال:

أمرت نيابة العجوزة بحبس شاب لبناني و17فتاة 4 أيام على ذمة التحقيقات لاتهامهم بتمرير المكالمات الدولية عبر شبكة الانترنت واستخدامها في ممارسة الجنس وذلك من خلال شركة بدأت نشاطها في تمرير المكالمات الدولية داخل مصر وخارجها باستخدام شبكة الانترنت والأقمار الصناعية منذ عامين، بمنطقة المهندسين، وتبين ان صاحب الشركة أمريكي الجنسية من أصل لبناني، ومقيم بلبنان، حيث يمارس هذا النشاط مع 3 دول «مصر ولبنان والمغرب»، ويقوم صاحب الشركة بمتابعتهم من الخارج.

وأوضحت التحقيقات ان صاحب الشركة يمتلك مجموعة من القنوات تدعو للرذيلة والانحلال الأخلاقي تحت دعاوى التعارف «الزائف»، حيث تقوم باستدراج الشباب والمراهقين للاتصال بمجموعة من أرقام التليفونات الدولية الموجودة على الشاشة، ويتم تحويلهم الى «فتيات» حسب دولة المتصل للدردشة معهم في الجنس.

وكشفت النيابة اثناء المعاينة موقع الشركة التي كانت تدار لاستخدام طالبات الجامعة في الأعمال المنافية للآداب، وتمكن رجال الأمن من ضبط 20 هاتفا محمولا أخرى و20 هاتفا دوليا كان أفراد العصابة يستخدمونها في الأعمال المنافية للآداب وتمرير المكالمات الدولية.
وأمرت النيابة بحبس المتهمين 4 أيام على ذمة التحقيق وسرعة القبض على المتهمين الهاربين، وأمر اللواء عبدالموجود لطفي، مدير أمن الجيزة، بسرعة القبض عليهم ووضع حراسة مشددة على مقر الشركة.




17 girls and a Lebanese man imprisoned and charged with the activity of sex over the phone

Al-Watan (Kuwait)

Cairo – Mohammad Jamal,

20th March 2013

al-Agouza, Egypt, ordered the 4 day imprisonment of a Lebanese man and 17 girls pending the investigation on charges of conducting calls over an online network for the purpose of sexual acts. A company began the activity of routing international calls in and out of Egypt with the use of an internet company and industrial satellites over a period of two years with (the help of?) district engineers.

It turns out that the owner of the American sex company, whom is of Lebanese decent and a resident of Lebanon,  practiced this activity between  three countries Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco, by following up calls from abroad.

The investigations of the company owner have shown that he had a collection of channels for vice and immoral decay under the pretext of the “pseudonym” dating, luring youth and adolescents with collections of international telephone numbers on screen and transferring them to “girls” on international calls to chat (with them) about sex.

The prosecution revealed, during a preview of a company website, that he managed to use university students to do the immoral job. Security officers were also able to take control of 20 mobiles and another 20 international phones  that were used by gang members in the business for indecent speech and international calls.



This won’t be an analytical comment – my knowledge of phone sex and misconduct in the Middle East is non-existent.

On the article itself, it was a definitely beyond my current skill level with only 8 months of Arabic under my belt. The first paragraph consists of one long sentence, which inevitably had to be split up to make it understandable in English. Context could be gotten, but no real detail so had to rely a little heavily on our friend Hans Wehr and Google Translate. I still have no clue what is up with the District Engineers – any ideas?

The article was interesting though, I’m not used to reading articles with this kind of tone. I wonder what the sentence is for this sort of crime carries in Egypt and I’m a little surprised that the current Morsi government have the resources to crack phone-sex rings, when whole towns are out of their control, even though it would probably boost their ratings with the Islamic constituency. Searched al-youm al-Masri for any sign of the story – I should do more, but it’s late and I’m tired – anyway came up with nothing.