Abu Hamada, the kingpin of the Syrian smuggling network in Egypt, earns about $90 000 a week but sees nothing wrong in profiting from migrants.
Without an elected Parliament, the Egyptian president can change the law.
Surrounded by golden mantlepieces, tasselled curtains, a coterie of suits - Morsi didn't have the air of a man about to be ousted as president.
More than just military action is needed in Libya to curb desperate refugees and hungry smugglers.
The challenge is huge but there are some things that could ease the tragic situation.
Smugglers responsible for putting migrants to sea in inadequate vessels say they do not force refugees to board any boat against their will.
Hundreds more people are believed to have drowned when a fishing boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsized off Libya.
Despite cracking down on fundamentalists, the country's rulers base their support on Islam.
Some call it Isis. Others say it's Isil. The group itself prefers Islamic State, or IS. And in the Middle East, its critics call it Da'ash.
Eyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has unveiled a project to add a 72km lane to allow more ships through the canal each day.