CAI Customs seize $150K while attempting smuggle

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 10:13 GMT

Cairo International Airport – File Photo

Cairo International Airport – File Photo

CAIRO – 13 September 2017: Cairo International Airport Customs arrested a passenger while attempting to smuggle €150, 000 ($179,578.50) from Paris on Wednesday, violating the Central Bank’s law number 88 of the year 2003 that allows passengers to have only $10,000 or its equivalent in other currencies while travelling.

While implementing the customs measures on a flight coming from Paris, the money intended to be smuggled was found in the passenger’s bag, according to the sources from the airport customs; adding that this amount of money was confiscated after drafting a report of the incident to the passenger.

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