Small remote controller plane seized at Cairo Airport
Cairo International Airport - YOUM7/Sami Waheeb

CAIRO: Cairo International Airport authorities seized Monday the first small remote controller drone with HD camera with a Pakistani passenger coming from Abu Dhabi, Youm7 reported.

These kinds of planes are banned under a military resolution in 1998 to enter the country as it may endanger national security and use them in several destruction acts, according to Youm7.

This was not the first remote-controlled drone to be seized at the airport, another similar incident occurred last week when Cairo Airport authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle a small helicopter used for “spying purposes” that had an HD camera coming from the U.S.

Amid a crackdown by the Criminal Investigation Department at the Cairo Airport, it managed to seize four spy planes, telescopes, and cartridges from five passengers.

Additional reporting by Ahmed Said, Basma Mahmoud, and Mahmoud Abdel Ghani.

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