Smuggling attempt of archaeological currencies thwarted at Cairo Aiport
Cairo Airport thwarted the smuggling attempt of 177 Egyptian, Libyan, Saudi and Iraqi archaeological currencies by an Egyptian passenger on Tuesday.
The passenger was heading to Ta'if, Saudi Arabia.
A security source said during a press statement that airport security had suspicions about the passenger's luggage. Upon searching the bags, security authorities found 177 archaeological currencies from different Arab countries.
A committee affiliated with the Antiquities Ministry inspected the currencies which turned out to be archaeological.
Legal measures have been taken against the passenger.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm