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by | 26th, March 2004

‘MOHAMMED Sami was a big name in the Luxor crime scene. So when Egyptian authorities arrested him in 2000, they were delighted. The drugs dealer was to stand trial and the police were to have their day in court.

But on the eve of the trial date, Sami escaped. Bowed, the police hatched a plot: one of them would pretend to be the accused and so cover up their error.

And it would have worked had a defendant who knew the real villain not spotted the deception. The result is that seven policemen have now been jailed for six months for an attempt to impersonate a suspect at a trial.

Sami was eventually recaptured and finally sentenced to 10 years in prison.’

Posted: 26th, March 2004 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink