This comes as part of the ministry’s efforts to combat crime in all forms, especially in the field of drug trafficking.
Skakal has been convicted of attempting to smuggle 21,855 artifacts in a diplomatic container from Alexandria to the Italian port of Salerno.
The passenger was coming from Dubai.
The arrested man is an Egyptian national coming from Turkey.
The National Security Department at the Ministry of Interior released on Tuesday a video-taped confession of one of the 16 defendants arrested.
Public Prosecutor Nabil Sadeq referred six defendants in the lawsuit publicly known as “The Illegal Migration Gang” to urgent criminal trial.
Head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said that the National Committee for Antiquities Repatriation held a meeting after making sure that an Egyptian Tutankhamun bust is up for sale in an auction in the UK.
Although it has medical uses, it can be used in manufacturing explosives, cocaine and methylcathinone.
Egyptian security authorities in the Cairo International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle into Egyptsome historic objects.
The smuggled objects were possessed by an Arab passenger who flew from Jeddah to Cairo.
In its mid-year report, the Cabinet stated the achievements ofthe Egyptian Armed Forces and the police in the realm of countering terrorism and combating crime.
Passengers are allowed to carry up to LE5,000, or $10,000 or the equivalent in freely convertible currency.
Authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle tons of fossils in the form of petrified wood and rocks.
Egyptian authorities at Nuewiba port thwarted an attempt to smuggle large amounts of drugs hidden inside a Syrian apple consignment.
A Chinese court ordered a retrial of a Canadian citizen on drug smuggling charges on Saturday after prosecutors said his sentence of 15 years was too light.
The operation is the outcome of a joint cooperation between the Egyptian Border Guard and the Western Military Region.
The story is about Egyptian artifacts.
Bahgat Lotfy Soliman, 35, was detained by the Tourism and Antiquities Police, as Major General Nageh Zaki, head of the Tourism and Antiquities Undercover Department, received information that soliman possesses ancient coins and intends to illegally sell t
The teen asked billionaire Naguib Sawiris a strange question.
Billionaire and business tycoon Naguib Sawiris has bailed out some teenagers who were caught smuggling clothes on Friday and offered to immediately employ them starting Monday.