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Update – Egypt’s local news digest Nov. 23: E-census debut in Egypt; police seize smuggled 15K butane gas cylinders

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Attempt to smuggle 15K butane gas cylinders to black markets thwarted

Supply police thwarted an attempt to smuggle more than 15 thousand butane gas cylinders and over 13 thousand litres of petrol and diesel to black markets, Youm7 reported.

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