Egyptian, Jordanian busted at airport for smuggling $136K
Customs authorities seize amount of cash with Egyptian, Jordanian at Cairo Airport, Dec.24, 2015- YOUM7
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CAIRO: Two passengers, an Egyptian and a Jordanian, were arrested at the Cairo Airport over attempting to smuggle amounts of cash, Youm7 reported Thursday.

Customs authorities seize amount of cash with Egyptian, Jordanian at Cairo Airport, Dec.24, 2015- YOUM7

Customs authorities seize amount of cash with Egyptian, Jordanian at Cairo Airport, Dec.24, 2015- YOUM7

 

Customs authorities seize amount of cash with Egyptian, Jordanian at Cairo Airport, Dec.24, 2015- YOUM7

Customs authorities seize amount of cash with Egyptian, Jordanian at Cairo Airport, Dec.24, 2015- YOUM7

The Egyptian passenger was en route to Bahrain when customs authorities inspected his luggage and found $16,000 hidden inside one of his bags.

A Jordanian national was busted while boarding a flight to Turkey, after some $120,000 were found with him.

The two passengers were referred to investigations, and a report was filed about the incident.

Over the past months, customs officials at airports have repeatedly stopped several attempts to smuggle drugs, money and artifacts.

In Dec.21, a passenger was arrested Sunday at the Cairo Airport for trying to smuggle a total of 620 grams of hashish inside his shoes.

Passenger's shoes filled with hashish at Cairo Airport, Dec.20, 2015- YOUM7

Passenger’s shoes filled with hashish at Cairo Airport, Dec.20, 2015- YOUM7

 

In Nov.9, airport authorities busted a Paraguayan passenger at Cairo Airport over hiding some 1.5 kg of cocaine in his luggage after arriving from Ethiopia.

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.

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