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Attempt to smuggle 11 kilos of natural hair foiled

Mon, Jun. 24, 2019
CAIRO - 23 June 2019: The Cairo International Airport (CIA) authorities foiled on Sunday an attempt by a passenger coming from China to smuggle 11 kilos of natural hair that was detected by the X ray scanner.

A long natural hair wig is sold for around LE 9,000 ($539) in Egypt by shops specialized in selling artificial and natural hair wigs and extensions.

In March, a passenger heading to a Gulf country was arrested in Cairo International Airport amid an attempt to smuggle LE1.16 million wrapped in cotton towels.

As indicated on the website of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), passengers are allowed to carry up to LE 5,000, or $10,000 or the equivalent in freely convertible currency.

A month earlier, a German woman and a Turkish man tried to get 11 kilograms of cocaine into the country. They are held for investigation, according to Ahram Online.

In April, security forces arrested two people trying to smuggle 295 kilograms of Khat. Those were hidden in 21 postal packages at the Cairo International Airport. After being interrogated, the arrested persons confessed their crimes.
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