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Report: Son of Egypt's ousted president detained

Egyptian security forces take cover with their weapons during clashes with supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Emad Abul Rahman)

CAIRO: Egypt's state news agency is reporting the youngest son of ousted Islamist President Mohammad Morsi has been detained by police on suspicion of drug possession.

The MENA news agency said police detained son Abdullah Morsi, a university freshman, Saturday after a police patrol found a suspicious car parked on the side of the road in el-Obour city, east of Cairo. The agency said officers found two rolled hashish cigarettes in the car.

A security official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters, said the car's passengers were Morsi's youngest son and a friend. He said prosecutors are questioning the two men.

Morsi was toppled in a popularly backed military overthrow in July and has been in detention since, facing a number of trials.

 

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