Passenger stopped at Cairo Airport for possessing 1.1 million EGP   
Cairo International Airport - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A passenger, whose nationality is yet undisclosed, was stopped before boarding a flight to Kuwait for possessing more than 1 million EGP, exceeding the cash limits allowed to be taken out of the country.

While the passenger’s bags were inspected, an amount of 1.1 million EGP ($120,000) were found, Youm7 quoted an official source at the airport Monday.

Director of Airport Security Fahmy Megahed ordered the confiscation of the seized money, and filed a report regarding the incident.

maximum of $10,000 in cash or the equivalent of the amount in any other currency may be carried by a passenger at Cairo International Airport; or else, the extra money is subject to confiscation by airport authorities.

On Sunday, the airport arrested a Muslim Brotherhood leader, based in Riyadh, for possession of $96,860.

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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