43 arrested over escaping court verdicts, smuggling drugs at airport
Cairo International Airport - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A total of 40 people have been arrested at the Cairo International Airport over escaping 59 court rulings in several cases, Youm7 reported Friday.

Three others were arrested over possessing amounts of drugs; Youm7 quoted official sources at the airport.

The arrests come in the framework of an intensive security campaign launched inside the airport; at the entrances, exits, travel and arrival halls and the garage.

It was not clear whether the 43 people were passengers and caught while checking in or out at the airport.

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


Additional reporting by Mohamed Tantawy

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