Egyptian kiosks: an interconnected drug network of police, users, and kiosk operators

Kiosks, in greater Cairo and other Egyptian governorates, have become a social focal point for young men and teenagers

There is a tacit awareness that kiosks serve as the hub around which Cairo’s drug trade turns; police officers and the kiosk workers under their direction pulled into orbit with the drug users.

A senior student at the Police Academy, who has asked to remain anonymous, explained to Daily News Egypt that those who work at kiosks are forced to work as informants and to share the profit generated from Egypt’s drug trade to be able to operate their business safely.

Major General Yassin Hossam Al-Din, former deputy governor of Cairo and the current governor of Ismailia, told Daily News Egypt that most of the people operating kiosks in Cairo and other governorates are former convicts and criminals, who received their kiosks as a form of subsistence,

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