Airport employee investigated after stripping in public
British tourists leave after finishing their holidays, at the airport of the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

CAIRO: A customs employee was referred to administrative investigations after he stripped in public after refusing to be searched when leaving the Sharm al-Sheikh Airport, Youm7 reported Wednesday.

The Customs Department at the Alexandria International Airport, where the employee works, opened an investigation into the incident.

The employee was in a mission to deliver a customs bag to Sharm el-Sheikh Airport and before flying back to the Mediterranean city, he had to pass through security inspection department where he was asked to remove his belt and take off his shoes.

Rejecting what he found as tight measures, the employee took off all his clothes except his underwear.

Luggage and personal inspection by airports customs are routine measures, under which the department has announced foiling hundreds of attempts to smuggle drugs, unlicensed artifacts, large amounts of money and alleged spying cameras.

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