Airport seizes headsets, flash memories allegedly used for “spying”
Seized flash memory at Cairo Airport in a consignment coming from China, over allegedly being used for spying purposes. Photo provided by Youm7 on April 18, 2016.
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CAIRO: The customs department at the Cairo International Airport has confiscated a number of devices allegedly used for spying purposes, including flash memories and headsets coming from China, Youm7 reported Monday.

Two flash memories were found in a consignment coming from China, and by examining it, experts said they were supported with hidden cameras.

Seized flash memory at Cairo Airport in a consignment coming from China, over allegedly  being used for spying purposes. Photo provided by Youm7 on April 18, 2016

Seized flash memory at Cairo Airport in a consignment coming from China, over allegedly being used for spying purposes. Photo provided by Youm7 on April 18, 2016

 

Meanwhile, authorities inspected another consignment coming from China, where they found 30 small headsets, sunglasses, two remote controls and 90 decoding cards manufactured to be used in “spying purposes” inside, according to a source at the customs.

30 small headsets, sunglasses, two remote controls and 90 decoding cards seized at Cairo Airport over allegedly used for spying purposes. Photo provided by Youm7 on April 18, 2016.

30 small headsets, sunglasses, two remote controls and 90 decoding cards seized at Cairo Airport over allegedly used for spying purposes. Photo provided by Youm7 on April 18, 2016.

 

The possession of the seized devices are prohibited in the country per military law, Youm7 quoted airport sources.

Over the past months, Cairo airport has foiled hundreds of attempts to smuggle drugs, unlicensed artifacts, huge amounts of cash, alleged spying cameras and sex toys.

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