Cairo airport officials said on Friday the Sudanese were arrested earlier this month in the western coastal city of Marsa Matruh, not far from Libya's border, along with dozens of Egyptians and other African nationals.
The officials say the migrants had planned to take fishing boats from the Libyan port of Zuwarah to Italy. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to talk to reporters.
Thousands have perished while making the perilous sea crossing while others have been detained and abused in Libya by smugglers and armed groups.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)