CAIRO: Two passengers, an Egyptian and a Jordanian, were arrested at the Cairo Airport over attempting to smuggle amounts of cash, Youm7 reported Thursday.
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.
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.