83 Egyptians who entered Syria illegally are on their way back home.
The group was arrested, and it’s claimed they were on their way – illegally – into Turkey and then to Italy. They entered Syria through the Jordanian border, and were detained a week ago.
Syrian, Jordanian and Egyptian gangsters helped them through. And it was claimed the gangsters were demanding a ransom from the families – that’s being denied by Egyptian authorities.
An Egyptian newspaper says the father of one of the men claimed his son went to work in Jordan where a Jordanian convinced him to travel to Italy. The gang demanded $1700 which the father paid. He promised him the boy would be released in Lebanon. He has not been heard of since.