CAIRO: Red Sea governorate’s Safaga Port seized 464 Greenough rounds from a passenger who arrived from Saudi Arabia, Youm7 reported Sunday.
The customs department suspected the passenger, whose identity was not disclosed. After inspecting his luggage the large amount of ammunition was found.
The department confiscated the bullets and filed a police report. The prosecution was notified to begin investigations.
Huge amounts of drugs are also occasionally seized at ports and airports across Egypt.
Last month, Police seized 9 million pills of Tramadol, a controlled substance, in a container that transited in Port Said port en route to Libya.
Luggage and personal inspections by airport customs are routine measures, under which the department said it has foiled hundreds of attempts to smuggle drugs, unlicensed artifacts, large amounts of money, sex toys and alleged spying cameras into the country.