2 German passengers busted at Cairo airport over smuggling banned drugs
Cairo International Airport - YOUM7/Sami Waheeb

CAIRO: Cairo International Airport authorities foiled an attempt by two German passengers to smuggle huge amounts of banned medicines to Amsterdam, Youm7 reported Saturday.

The cost of the seizures was estimated at 500,000 EGP ($62,296.)

A report was filed against the two passengers who were arrested. The medicines were confiscated by the customs officials.

In Nov. 4, Borg el-Arab International Airport in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria stopped an attempt by an Egyptian passenger, arriving from Turkey, to smuggle amounts of cancer drugs worth 70,000 EGP.

Customs officials at Cairo airport have recently stopped several attempts to smuggle drugs, money, artifacts.

In Nov. 1, airport authorities briefly busted a Chadian diplomat for possession of hashish.

Two passengers; a Saudi and a Bahraini, were arrested over trying to smuggle 820,000 Saudi Riyal and United Arab Emirates Dirham outside Egypt, Youm7 reported in Oct. 31.

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