CAIRO: A passenger was busted at Cairo Airport before smuggling 100,000 EGP ($11,260,) to the United Arab Emirates Thursday, a source at the airport told youm7.
Security personnel at the airport suspected a passenger and searched his luggage to find the amount of cash. The passenger was referred to the prosecution.
The maximum cash a passenger can bring into or out the country via Cairo Airport is $10,000 or its equivalent in any other currency. The extra money seized with passengers is usually subject to confiscation by the airport authorities.
On May 17, a Qatari passenger was caught in an attempt to smuggle $148,000 into Egypt inside a cigarette carton and in her handbag.
On April 27, a Nigerian passenger was stopped by Cairo Airport authorities before boarding a flight to Turkey for exceeding the limit of cash allowed to be taken outside of the country, which is also $10,000. The passenger was carrying $12,000 and 14,000 euros.
On April 20, a passenger of an undisclosed nationality was reportedly stopped by airport authorities for carrying $17,000.