CAIRO: An Egyptian passenger was stopped Monday at Cairo Airport for exceeding the cash limit allowed to be taken outside the country, Youm7 reported.
The man was heading to Saudi Arabia, and before boarding, his luggage was suspected and inspected by the security guards who found a total of 438,000 EGP inside.
Passengers are allowed to carry a maximum of $10,000 or its equivalent in other currencies upon arrival or departure, according to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Egyptian airports have stopped many passengers, Egyptian and foreigners, over similar circumstances, besides seizing contraband, including drugs, sex toys, artifacts and spying cameras.
On May 28, a Kuwait-bound passenger was stoppedfor carrying 109,000 EGP, and violating the cash limit regulations.
A Qatari passenger was stopped on May 18 for carrying $148,000 inside a cigarette carton.
On May 25, a citizen was caught by Sohag Airport while carrying frozen ducks stuffed with Tramadol, a controlled substance.